For consumers, not taking steps to improve their cybersecurity probably depends on not understanding what to do and how effective measures are. The real problem is that the “investment” is too high, not that the “return” is too low.
Philip Reitinger is President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on eradicating systemic cybersecurity risks. He is the former Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department for Homeland Security, the first Executive Director of the Defense Department’s Cyber Crime Center, and the Deputy Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the Department of Justice.
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While addressing a "cyber 9/11" must be a top priority for the U.S. Government, it does not require a single “Department of Cybersecurity” as some have argued.