When was the last time you thought seriously about your security? Perhaps you give the issue more thought after news breaks of yet another data breach impacting millions of consumers. But how often do you think about the threats to your own organization, how those threats are evolving along with technology, and how you can develop plans to protect your livelihood?
Dr. Betsy Cooper, leading analyst of high-tech security threats and organizational preparedness, draws on her extensive background in law, public policy, and emerging technologies to coach businesses on how to develop strategies to anticipate and mitigate security risks.
Malicious actors – enabled by humanity’s near-total reliance on the internet – can plan devastating attacks on infrastructure, disable existing security systems and perform a variety of other crimes that wreak havoc on an organization’s hardware and reputation. For a company uncertain about its existing and future perils, Cooper offers authoritative guidance on transforming vague fears into concrete strategic realities.
Currently a Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global business strategy firm, and policy director at the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity and Technology program, Cooper analyzes how organizations can develop security contingency plans that accurately gauge differing risks. The lead author of a 2017 report, The Cybersecurity of Olympic Sports, Cooper argues, “The questions that apply to the risk profiles in the Olympics apply to organizations and enterprises more broadly.” Her advice? “Evaluate the short-term, medium-term and long-term risk, and ask, ‘how willing are you to tolerate that risk?’ Then invest limited security resources to deal with risks you are least likely to tolerate.”
Cooper, the former director of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at the University of California, Berkeley, is also a translator of complex legal terms into the language of business and government. With a degree from Yale Law School, a doctorate in politics from Oxford, and years of research on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, her perspective is both more diverse and holistic than other experts in this field. Analyzing security issues from a high-level vantage point, Cooper balances diverse issues and concerns, developing prescient and efficient risk management strategies for companies, governments and non-profits alike.
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