Poll of Cybersecurity Experts Paints Grim Picture of Cyber Threats

Over 90% of leading international cybersecurity experts are extremely concerned about the security of global digital networks, and believe consumers, businesses and governments face serious threats in cyberspace, according to a poll by the EastWest Institute released over the weekend. Respondents include top-level experts from businesses and governments around the world, including the U.S., China, Russia and India.

The poll, conducted in advance of the Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit to be held in Dallas this week, also predicts a rapid increase in international tensions if cybersecurity concerns go unanswered.

“This survey demonstrates how much more we need to do to implement policies that keep pace with the breakneck speed of technological advances,” said EastWest Institute President and CEO John Edwin Mroz. “We need private-public partnerships and we need international cooperation to make cyberspace safe and secure.”

Other findings from the poll include:

NOTICE: I participated in this poll, and will be participating in the conference as the Breakthrough Groups Chair in the Media sector. I’ll follow up with another blog after the conference to provide information about outcomes and future directions.

Linda

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