The Cyber Defense Review

The Cyber Defense Review: Looking Forward

By | March 15, 2021

As 2020 was ending, there was a good deal of “Glad this year is over!” humor across social media. Of course, 2020 was unique with a global pandemic, but I think we all realize that the difference between the last day of 2020 and the first day of 2021 was not much more than a single rotation of the Earth. Most of the conditions between one moment to the next have not substantially changed.

 

However, one thing that is changing is an increasing awareness of the threat of cyber infiltration and attacks. Being a U.S. Presidential election year served as a focal point for cybersecurity, despite little evidence of disruption through electronic means. Instead, we learned of infiltration across vast amounts of industry and the United States Government (USG).

 

The SolarWinds attack highlighted the pervasiveness of threats across organizations and networks. With over 250-plus government agencies and businesses affected, it is becoming clear that no organization is safe.[1] Considering the reports that the intrusion occurred as early as March/April 2020, it highlights the challenges of maintaining and defending networks. Simply put, by the time you discover the threat, it is already too late. Instead, increasing situational awareness ahead of time becomes even more critical.

 

To that end, The Cyber Defense Review Winter edition presents a great collection of authors from across the global community. We hope that these articles will expand your understanding of the challenges we face with respect to cyberspace while also providing recommendations on how to mitigate these issues.

 

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