John Gunn, vice president at VASCO Data Security
John Gunn, vice president at VASCO Data Security
“To strengthen our national security, we need to identify all sensitive data and infrastructure in both the private and public sector that would have high value to our adversaries and then protect it. This will require a much higher level of protection along with close government involvement and oversight. People forget that in 2012, NASA's Jet Propulsion Labs was breached and the foreign-state hackers could have stolen whatever critical information they wanted. We think of JPL as this cool scientific organization that makes space vehicles fly to far away planets. Our enemies view JPL as a treasure trove of the most advanced technology that can be used create weapons that can strike anyone from anywhere in space. Securing advanced technology that could have a military use against us needs to be accomplished through involvement of government agencies such as the NSA and a much stronger requirement for IT security safeguards.”