Conventional Wisdom About Cyber Hacks is Flawed, Says Expert

solby Angela Guess

A recent article out of SolPass reports, “Business and government leaders who are being told that there’s no preventive strategy to stop cyberattacks and fraud are being subjected to fundamentally flawed thinking, according to Daniel E. Turissini, a panelist at a defense conference in The Hague hosted by IBM and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). At the conference, ‘Smarter Defence: Disruptive Innovation, Enabling Future Capability,’ a cybersecurity panel featured Frederic Jordan, Head of Capability Development, Cyber Security – NATO Communications and Information Agency; Thomas Strickland, Deputy Head of Cyber Defence at NATO’s Emerging Security Challenges Division; Martin Borrett, leader of IBM’s Institute for Advanced Security Europe and Turissini, who is Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for SolPass LLC, a developer of technology for mitigating cybercrime.”

The article goes on, “‘Many voices in the cybersecurity industry would have you believe an inevitability premise of fear – that our only strategy is to wait for the next hack,’ Turissini said. Instead, he said, ‘CEOs and security professionals need to take a new, systems-based approach that eliminates human weakness in the security chain – especially the obsolete concept of user names and passwords – and empowers individuals to protect themselves… We have the technology to slam the door on future cyberterrorism by locking down access to systems without causing undue complication for users or slowing down processing speeds,’ Turissini told the assembled defense experts. ‘Through a next-generation system of identity verification and assured rights management, we can create an identity ecosystem that protects and encrypts from user to server to cloud’.”

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photo credit: SolPass

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