When you think of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) data breaches and information security aren’t usually top of mind. But knowing just how disruptive innovation can be, the organizers of this event created an enterprise technology forum, CES Government, to discuss the impact of the latest tech on society. CES Government attracts some of the country’s best and brightest information security leaders, including John Higginbotham, Chairman and CEO of Blue Ridge Networks, to strategize on securing our digital future.
Away from the spotlights and hustle of the show floor, Higginbotham along with Rear Admiral Edward “Sonny” Masso, USN (Ret.), and executives from the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, FBI, and other Federal, State, and Local organizations participated in the CES Government 2018 Cyber Roundtable. Their discussion focused on examining the very real threat that cyber attacks present to our economy and our national security as we build Smart Cities, embrace digital health, and live more of our lives online. Not surprisingly, especially looking at all the new tech on display on the show floor, it is increasingly difficult for all industries to keep pace with threats and threat vectors but particularly for government and industry critical infrastructure operators that are responsible for public safety and security.