'I don't speak dolphin'
We’re pretty vulnerable,” says former deputy secretary of homeland security Jane Lute at Washington Post Live's 2013 Cybersecurity Summit. “For a long time, we’re chasing the shiny new widget. We need to stay on top of the critical controls. We also need to focus on manpower. You can ask executives, ‘are you talking to your CTO?’” The response generally, according to Lute, “‘I don’t speak dolphin.’”
Cyber attacks, from personal information to destruction
“Something like this will happen,” says former deputy secretary of defense William J. Lynn of Washington Post Live’s simulation cyber attack. Lynn recounts that the cyber threat used to be theft of information or theft of money. “We’ve now moved up to disruption,” he says. “The third level is actual destruction. I think it’s reasonable to believe that we’re moving in that direction.”
Cyber security in the information age
Mark Young, former executive director of the Directorate for Plans and Policy at U.S. Cyber Command, is president of the cyber consulting firm Ronin Analytics. He says cybersecurity processes need to be updated to reflect the information age.
'Basic hygiene' reducing the risk of cyber attacks
Visa handles 30,000 transactions a second, 56 billion transactions a year, according to Ellen Richey, Visa's chief enterprise risk officer. “The payment industry is losing $10 billion a year from [cyber] theft,” she adds, at Washington Post Live's 2013 Cybersecurity Summit. Former deputy secretary of Homeland Security Jane Lute nods at another summit theme — we’re not talking about cyber prevention anymore. “There are a number of things we can do — basic hygiene we can do, but we’re not doing.”
Most data breaches identifed by banks, payment systems says Visa's Ellen Richey
Visa's chief enterprise risk officer Ellen Richey says while she's grateful when government approaches her about potential cyber security issues, most data breaches are identified by banks and payment systems, like Visa. Former deputy secretary of Homeland Security Jane Lute adds, the awareness of the financial sector is incredible. “In the sector of critical infrastructure, not all are up to speed as the financial sector … there’s still a lack of knowledge, and a lack of practice.”