As the developing world follows in the steps of the West and begins entering an age of saturated connectivity, it's important for people in leadership positions to set the tone for a culture of cybersecurity, said former chief security officer for the Department of Defense Jonathan Reiber on Thursday.

And considering the United States has a decades-long head start in handling such an evolution, said Reiber, it's now incumbent upon the U.S. to loan its expertise.

"If you learn something, it's on you to share it," he said.

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