Cyber threats are reaching ever-higher levels of sophistication. A rapidly expanding arsenal of digital tactics & weapons can wreak havoc on corporate networks & databases. Recently disclosed vulnerabilities --- Spectre, Meltdown, & Foreshadow --- are now affecting computer hardware. The legacy approach to fighting software breaches --- Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure, or CVD --- will need a refresh if it is to adequately address this newest breed of threats.
To better protect against cyber criminals, companies can do plenty alone, from making sure they have the best intelligence about potential attacks to frequently testing the state of their cyber defenses. But the sheer volume of threats we now face means organizations can't battle alone. Even the fiercest of competitors must work more closely together. To foil criminals, unprecedented levels of cooperation & information sharing are essential.
A host of hurdles can frustrate collaboration efforts, from technical & organizational barriers to antitrust laws restricting data swapping. What should companies consider to tackle this cyber crime? How radical do we need to be? Our experts' panel will debate this timely & important topic, & recommend ways to deal with some of the biggest barriers to radical collaboration.
Deirdre Mulligan, Associate Professor, School of Information; Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, UC Berkeley
John Neuffer, President & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association
Audrey Plonk, Senior Director of Public Policy, Intel
Ari Schwartz, Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services, Venable
Moderator:Martin Giles, San Francisco Bureau Chief,MIT Technology Review