The Sad Hard Truth

Sad truth

Jack Whitsitt: Art and Security in Washington, DC

Today I saw an announcement for another cybersecurity leadership council filled with the usual suspects:

https://www.uschamber.com/press-release/us-chamber-announces-launch-cybersecurity-leadership-council?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Wallpost&utm_campaign=Status

„When it comes to the cybersecurity of our networks, the private sector has the capabilities and the market has produced good solutions. Now we need to focus on mitigation of cyber risks through cross-sector information sharing efforts, public and private partnerships, and the improvement of cyber hygiene of businesses of all sizes,“ said Howard Schmidt, a partner at Ridge-Schmidt Cyber, and chairman of the council.

Sigh. Let me give this to you all straight:

First, our cybersecurity exposure is fundamentally created by how businesses go about making money. It’s about corporate discipline, perception, culture, value chains, investment strategies, procurement, marketing, communication, trust, operational quality, etc. Cybersecurity state is NOT primarily a function of anything that happens in a CISO’s office, It has very little to do with Information Sharing (as typically defined in this conversation)…

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