Cybersecurity Misconceptions

Cybersecurity Misconceptions

Cybersecurity is complex and there are many dangerous misconceptions that makes our digital lives even harder to achieve.

Labeling specific technology as either Good or Bad can influence people to ignore potential risks and benefits.

In reality technology can be used for in benign or malicious ways. We must understand what we want to perceive as safe could become harmful and what is recognized as malicious might also be turned into an advantage for protection.

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There are a multitude of examples where security software, services, and products were leveraged by attackers to propagate their efforts.

Conversely, the security community has been very willing to take hacker tools and turn them into security capabilities. It is a mixed world, but tools will benefit the ones who wield them skillfully.  

We should all understand that technology can be used for good and malice. The more powerful and impactful the tech, the more likely it will be leveraged by both sides.   

Look toward future technology with this lens. Yes, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other emerging capabilities will all play a role in both enriching people’s lives as well as victimizing them. This should be no surprise.

The key for society is to gain early insights to the opportunities and risks so as to better influence the overall outcomes.     

I will be producing a few videos in this series, to tackle many different misconceptions in cybersecurity.

Please join me for the discussions. Hopefully this will spur more community interaction, debate, and even disagreement.

The more we communicate, share ideas, constructively confront challenges, and collaborate, the stronger and more secure we become.    

Interested in more? Follow me on LinkedInTwitter (@Matt_Rosenquist)YouTubeInformation Security Strategy, and Steemit. Steemit to hear insights and what is going on in cybersecurity.

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  • Ellen Saunders

    Strong passwords are one of the foundations of good cybersecurity practices. Implementing and enforcing strong password policies is only the start.

  • Ross Williams

    A lot of companies do not have a system in place to monitor admin access.

  • Simon Thompson

    Unfortunately any sensitive data, from credit card numbers to addresses and personal information, can make a business a target.

  • Jennifer Mclachlan

    We need a stronger cyber police

  • Beckie Louise

    Even the biggest companies fail to protect themselves.

  • Chris McIntyre

    True cybersecurity preparedness falls on the shoulders of every employee, not just those within the information technology department.

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Matthew Rosenquist 

Cybersecurity Expert

Matthew Rosenquist is an industry-recognized pragmatic, passionate, and innovative strategic security expert with 28 years of experience. He thrives in challenging cybersecurity environments and in the face of ever shifting threats. A leader in identifying opportunities, driving industry change, and building mature security organizations, Matthew delivers capabilities for sustainable security postures. He has experience in protecting billions of dollars of corporate assets, consulting across industry verticals, understanding current and emerging risks, communicating opportunities, forging internal cooperation and executive buy-in, and developing practical strategies. Matthew is a trusted advisor, security expert, and evangelist for academia, businesses, and governments around the world. A public advocate for best-practices, and communicating the risks and opportunities emerging in cybersecurity. He delivers engaging keynotes, speeches, interviews, and consulting sessions at conferences and to audiences around the globe. He has attracted a large social following of security peers, is an active member on advisory boards, and quoted in news, magazines, and books. Matthew is a recognized industry expert, speaker, and leader who enjoys the pursuit of achieving optimal cybersecurity. Matthew Rosenquist is experienced in building world class teams and capabilities, managing security operations, evangelizing best-practices to the market, developing security products, and improving corporate security services. 

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