Mr. Bruce Schneier’s acceptance speech in the Global Cybersecurity Day event

Mr. Bruce Schneier’s acceptance speech in the Global Cybersecurity Day event

(December 13, 2015) – Mr. Bruce Schneier, fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and the Chief Technology Officer at Resilient Systems,  was honored as the Business leader in the Cybersecurity  “for dedicating his career to the betterment of technology, security, privacy and Internet” in the Boston Global Forum’s Global Cybersecurity Day event which was held on December 12 at Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge.

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist. He is the author of 13 books as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers.Within the cybersecurity community at large, he has clearly demonstrated his outstanding knowledge, skills, and ability in cyber security both in practice and educating others.

Mr. Schneier attended and sent his acceptance speech remotely via online conference. He also shared another perspective on cyber security issue, which suggests policy makers, corporations, as well as IT experts, as the Defender of society, need to look ahead to the future to anticipate what will happen in cyberspace and technology, and to hasten the Innovation Speed.  In his view, in order to create a secure Internet, we need to innovate and move faster than the attacker. The reality of today is that there is a wide security gap between the Attacker and the Defender. The Defender always takes one step slower than the Attacker.

Watch his video here to get full detail of the speech :

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Bill Ottman: How to purify the Internet

Bill Ottman: How to purify the Internet

Bill Ottman, the CEO and co-founder of Minds.com delivered his speech on how to create pure Internet as a part of being a fellow of Michael Dukakis Leadership program in the Global Cybersecurity Day event which was held at Harvard Faculty Club on December 12.

A pure Internet, in the view of Ottman, means a “free and open source infrastructure”. Several terms and issues that contribute to the pure Internet are discussed, including free bandwidth, free software, free software, open source encryption, freedom of information, and clean energy sources.

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Cyber Threat Index – Jeremy Samide

Cyber Threat Index – Jeremy Samide

Jeremy Samide,  Lead Consultant to the SteathCare Labs, presented his Cyber Threat Index as a solution to tackle cyber crime in the Global Cybersecurity Day event which was held on December 12 at Harvard Faculty Club.  This is a part of his works as being a fellow of Michael Dukakis Leadership program at Boston Global Forum.

The Cyber Threat Index will help close the gap “between the technical reality of what is going on and how we can connect it with policymakers and legislators around the world to develop better policy”, Mr. Samide said. The Index will collect all cyber attacks around the globe, sample that with numbers of different sources, and then an index is put together in a scale of severity level to show how severity the attacks are, the global impact, the advocacy of them, and the vulnerability of those attacks as well. All these data are then provided to policymakers and legislators as an aid to  form the appropriate policy and legislation.

A cyber threat landscape with some statistics was provided too.

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BGF’s Cyber Security Report 2016 by Anders Corr

BGF’s Cyber Security Report 2016 by Anders Corr

Cyber-security has become a top priority for governments and industry world-wide. The Boston Global Forum’s Report on Cyber Security 2016, released in the Global Cybersecurity Day event which was held on December 12 at Harvard Faculty Club, predicts major cyber-security issues for 2016.

Anders Corr, Principal of Corr Analytics, presented the paper with a focus on 6 major issues of cybersecurity: the offensive dominance aspect, encryption, moral hazard, crypto-currencies, the issue of White and Black Hats, and the Ethical aspects for a pure and clean Internet.

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Boston Global Forum  report: Cybersecurity 2016

Boston Global Forum report: Cybersecurity 2016

(BGF) – With the exponential growth of the information economy since the 1990s, cyber-security has become a top priority for governments and industry world-wide. The Boston Global Forum’s Report on Cyber Security 2016, released in the Global Cybersecurity Day which was held on December 12 at Harvard Faculty Club, predicts major cyber-security issues for 2016.

While cyber-security measures continue to evolve positively, cyber-threats from crime, terrorism, militarization, espionage, and censorship will continue or worsen in 2016. Conflict over cybersecurity will increase between the West, and criminals and states from which cyber-threats emanate, including terrorists, China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Argentina, and many developing countries. Increasing technical sophistication and vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, military systems, industrial control systems, the internet of things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and mobile platforms will increase opportunities for states, criminals, and thrill-seekers to discover zero-day vulnerabilities and benefit from cyber tactics. Individualized encryption and the use of crypto-currencies such as bitcoin will continue to facilitate anonymous crime and terrorism, and thereby complicate the cyber-security landscape in 2016. Secure backdoors for legitimate governance and additional regulation of crypto-currencies is necessary…

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BGF report on cybersecurity 2016

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