Governments everywhere need to address cybersecurity to mitigate the threat of disruption to government operations and commerce and to enable sustainable economic growth.
Cyberspace, which began as an electronic add-on to other domains such as land and sea commerce, is today a domain unto itself. Cyberculture is growing more rapidly than cybersecurity due to the accelerated growth of Internet-enabled devices and machinery, and thus everything that depends on cyberspace is at risk. Private data, intellectual property, cyber infrastructure, and even military and national security can all be compromised by deliberate attacks, inadvertent security lapses, and the vulnerabilities of a relatively immature, unregulated global Internet. Additionally, the current global financial crisis has led to greater economic inequality and created an impetus for frustrated workers to engage in cyber-wrongdoing, including possible fraud and even espionage.
Deloitte's Global Public Sector group recently interviewed cybersecurity specialists from around the world to gain insight into this cross-border issue. The resulting report, "Cybersecurity: Everybody's imperative," provides a global overview of cybersecurity culture and issues from various regions and emphasizes the need for a holistic and transnational solution involving more than technology. The report also suggests that governments need to do their part to encourage accountability and offer incentives for the private sector.
Ultimately, an effective cybersecurity program will have a positive impact on economies and governments around the world, which in turn should result in an increase of global commerce and better interaction between governments and those who are governed.
Explore the links below to learn more about cybersecurity and methods for tackling this cross-border issue.
Cybersecurity: Everybody's imperative
Plugging the leak: The future of information security
|6th annual global security survey
This annual survey benchmarks IT security and privacy in the financial services industry. Respondents recognize that people are both an organization’s greatest asset and its weakest link.
|How to build a security program that meets your business needs
By working collaboratively with a security and privacy team, management should not only gain an understanding of risks, but also take ownership of the risk management process. Perform a five-step risk analysis to evaluate your information security.
|U.S. federal government: Securing cyberspace for the 44th president
Cybersecurity is one of the major national security problems facing the United States today according to a report from the US Center for Strategic and International Study Commission on Cybersecurity, co-chaired by Deloitte's Harry D. Raduege, Jr. Read the full report.
| Changing the game - Safeguarding data
Executives from the private and public sector gathered in Washington, D.C., to address the challenges of data protection at a conference hosted by Deloitte and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
|Consumer Business security survey
While many companies have established formal information security strategies in recent years, challenging economic conditions have forced retailers' to cut IT security budgets. This survey takes a look at current issues facing retail businesses and provides benchmarking data.
Equipping the federal workforce for the cyber age
Building a cyber-savvy workforce will require a paradigm culture shift.
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