[OPENING KEYNOTE] Securing the Enterprise: Challenges and Trends in the Age of Fake News and Real Threats presented at SecureWorldNewYork 2019

by Nick Selby,

Summary : Enterprise information security vulnerabilities are being created at an accelerating pace by asymmetric migration paths along the route from traditional to cloud-native architectures. As we look to the next five years, this dynamic and the closely related issues around third-party risk, raise significant risks to enterprises across a range of industries. This keynote will set forth some high-level mitigation strategies.As enterprise grapples with uneven migration to a cloud-native model, government computing resources are being stretched dangerously thin by a failure to embrace cloud, the Internet of Things, and interconnectivity in a serious way, and are threatened by legacy zero-sum budgetary decisions that have proved disastrous for cities large and small. Local and county governments are particularly challenged as tactical pocket purchases are driving the bus despite an absence of cogent information technology strategies. The result has been the creation of significant vulnerabilities in systems that have grown far more interconnected than ever planned. This keynote will mention some initiatives New York City has taken on to combat these issues, highlighting innovative and effective partnerships. Initiatives include Cyber Critical Services and Infrastructure (CCSI); NYC Cyber Command; and an intensive focus by the NYPD and its law enforcement partners on shoring up its efforts against cyber native and cyber enabled crime.Finally, it’s not just local and county governments – states and the US Federal government are faced with very tough choices as nation-state actors continue to show interest in, at a minimum, probing, if not interfering with, US systems. It’s a great time to be in the cyber security business!