Data breaches. Malware. Theft of corporate secrets. Hacking of elections. As the world’s information has moved more and more online, so have the world’s crime, terrorists, and clandestine operations. Now more than ever, cybersecurity has become a point of acute concern and significance for businesses, governments, and everyday people. But what exactly is cybersecurity, anyway, and what does it entail?
In this video, Dr. Herbert Lin, Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), explores some fundamental concepts of cybersecurity, including its scope and definition, the challenges of maintaining secure systems, and the identities and motives of those who pose threats to cybersecurity.
For more on this topic, view the related video, Cybersecurity Strategies.