Presented by: John Fleker, HP
Abstract: The cyber threat landscape is continually evolving. More and more, the critical infrastructure of our nation is at risk. Whether by nation-state actors, criminal organizations, hacktivists or any number of hackers looking to prove their skills, our safety and economic prosperity is threatened. There are four things that must be considered in order to address the evolving threats:
1- Becoming more proactive in our cyber defense efforts through intelligence
2- Better user behavior management
3- Assessing risk using meaningful metric
4- Resilience – operating through an intrusion
We need to look at the threat picture differently – in a proactive way – to ensure that CEO’s and CIO/CISO’s are on the same page regarding the threat, to allow those leaders to make better resourcing decisions and to be better prepared to mitigate adversaries when they arrive at the security perimeter. We need to integrate a wider set of intelligence into our thinking. This is critical to taking a more proactive stance in defending your networks. Combined with what you know of your own network, cyber intelligence strategically helps make solid resource planning decisions and functionally, helps your network operators better defend, mitigate and operate through cyber intrusions. The Operational Levels of Cyber Intelligence paper by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance details a better way of using intelligence.
Additionally, we must increase info sharing across the board. Executive Order 13636 - Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity is leading critical infrastructure that direction.