National Cybersecurity Institute Journal Vol. 3 No. 2

October 12, 2016 Kevin Lemmon

Meeting the Present and Future Demands of Cybersecurity

A cybersecurity program is the number one priority for U.S. government agencies and is usually found in the top three initiatives by CEOs of any U.S. corporation. Llyod's of London, the British insurance company, states cyber-attacks cost companies over $400 billion every year (Gandel, 2015). A survey by SpectorSoft in mid-2015 says that 62% of corporations showed in increase in insider attacks, and that the average remediation cost is $445,000 per breach (InformationWeek, 2015). The cost to an average U.S. corporation can be measured in millions of dollars of lost revenue per hour, and the lost of confidence of clients can last for years. For government agencies, the loss can be measured in human lives as hackers gain access to our critical power grid, blueprints of military equipment, or--as in the recent Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach--the personal information of millions of U.S. citizens with government clearances.

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Kevin Lemmon

Kevin Lemmon is a seasoned software security leader specializing in building and managing sales engineers. He is the Senior Director of Solution Engineers at Distil Networks, a global leader in bot detection and mitigation.

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