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Our adversaries ‘want to own us.’ Are we capable of a whole-of-society approach to stop them?

By Chad Hemenway, Advisen

Some interesting things have occurred since our Cyber Risk Insights Conference in San Francisco and I am increasingly queasy the more I read and speak to experts.

One cannot consider cyber risk without being aware of the threats posed by nation states. But a new wave of troubling information is upon us. It is becoming increasingly apparent that we need to fight against cyberattacks together because our government agencies admit they can’t do it alone. Are we prepared to do that? How?

The swell began at our conference earlier this month with Robert Anderson, former head of the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch and current CEO of Cyber Defense Labs, telling us that the U.S. is not exactly approaching cyber risk with the intensity it should.

Read: U.S. way behind cyber threat, says former head of FBI cyber investigations