CISOs, IT leadership and the public at large tend to focus on the visible sources of cyber threat, such as viruses and malware, phishing and spoofing, and denial-of-service attacks. But there are hidden cyber vulnerabilities threats that can trip up even the most diligent CISO.
From the hotel chain breach that exposed travel details on half-a-billion guests to fitness tracker data that allowed enemy combatants to geofence military bases, these not-so-obvious sources of risk – and their consequences – could lead to different sorts of consequences, including blackmail, espionage, and the disruption of negotiations between nations.
“Sometimes the not-so-obvious vulnerability is ourselves. The biggest vulnerability that we face today and in the future is the misperception of risk.”
—Malcolm Harkins, Blackberry Cylance
To learn more about where to look for these hidden cyber vulnerabilities and what to do about them, we talked with Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Trust Officer for Blackberry Cylance. To hear his insights and recommendations, listen to the Government Technology Insider Podcast.