Cybersecurity over the horizon: the future of cybersecurity

We welcome attendees to examine in an interactive session the latest cybersecurity trends and their implications for organizations facing new and emerging cyber risks and threats.

Cybersecurity has always been a never-ending race, but the rate of change is accelerating. Companies are continuing to invest in technology to run their businesses. Now, they are layering more systems into their IT networks to support remote work, enhance the customer experience, and generate value, all of which creates potential new vulnerabilities.

At the same time, adversaries—no longer limited to individual actors—include highly sophisticated organizations that leverage integrated tools and capabilities with artificial intelligence and machine learning. The scope of the threat is growing, and no organization is immune. Small and midsize enterprises, municipalities, and state and federal governments face such risks along with large companies. Even today’s most sophisticated cyber controls, no matter how effective, will soon be obsolete.

In this environment, leadership must answer key questions: “Are we prepared for accelerated digitization in the next three to five years?” and, more specifically, “Are we looking far enough forward to understand how today’s technology investments will have cybersecurity implications in the future?”

Daniel Wallance

Daniel Wallance is an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Co. He focuses on cybersecurity for global banks and financial services institutions across such topics as technical assessments, strategy and cyber program development. When not living in a virtual world of Zoom and Microsoft Teams, you can find Daniel in New York or traveling around the world. He is a member of Business Executives for National Security and holds a master’s degree in systems engineering from MIT.

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