Cybercon's 5th year brings together best-in-class experts to discuss identifying and managing cyber risk during an unprecedented era of technological transformation. AI, Blockchain and Autonomous Vehicles are just three examples of technologies that are transforming business operations. Evolving business operations also means new cyber threats must be identified and managed. At the same time, the private sector and government are grappling with creating a better regulatory landscape for cybersecurity and privacy to keep up with a 21st century digital economy.
It seems like a day doesn’t pass without hearing about a new security breach endangering our personal data. These breaches are forcing organizations to incur significant financial losses as well as the erosion of public trust. Even C-suite executives are finding themselves increasingly held accountable. In our global threat study, PwC found that geopolitical cyber activity continues to be a powerful threat keeping business leaders awake at night. Only 15% of CEOs strongly agree their company can withstand cyberattacks and recover quickly. As PwC’s leading cybersecurity practice partner in the Southeast with over 20 years of experience, I am concerned by this statistic, which truly emphasizes the importance of creating a cyber resilient company.