Has Cyber become the Equalizer

September 11, 2013

In his latest article for SecurityWeek, Mark Hatton asks Has Cyber become the Equalizer?

Stepping back from the day-to-day enterprise view on cyber security we normally discuss in this column, I want to focus on the more macro impact of cyber security from a global perspective. While they teach you in law school to never ask a question that you don’t already have the definitive answer for, I’m going to go against this logic and pose the question of whether  or not cyber has been the global equalizer to my fellow security experts. While I have my own opinions, I believe this is an important topic that warrants greater discussion within the industry.


What first got me thinking about this subject is the recent tension with Syria and all of the factors that the United States and its allies need to consider when committing resources abroad.  And the more I thought about it, the more questions I had. How much do cyber threats influence policy, and should they? Do the cyber capabilities of foreign governments offset some of the military advantages we enjoy? Does our increasingly more modern and technology-based infrastructure and defense systems make us more vulnerable? In short, has the dependence on a networked world closed the gap of international capabilities and power?

Read the whole story here:  http://www.securityweek.com/has-cyber-become-equalizer

Mark Hatton, President, CEO



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