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By SecureWorld News Team
Tue | Oct 10, 2017 | 4:03 AM PDT

The Russians allegedly hacked the election, the Chinese are stealing our trade secrets, and the North Koreans see cyber as the ultimate asymmetric attack vector against the United States.

So how do you defend the homeland—and the enterprise?

Major General (Ret.) Brett Williams has more credibility on this subject than virtually anyone on the planet. And he's delivering the keynote address at SecureWorld Dallas on October 19th.

The Major General is the former Director of Operations for U.S. Cyber Command, and the former architect of the operational approach to cyberspace operations for the Department of Defense. 

"Two things concern me," Williams said. "First is the proliferation of both tools and human talent. Capabilities and expertise that were only seen at the nation-state level a few years ago are now readily available at very attainable prices to anyone willing to pay."

"Second, I am concerned about the accelerating threat to critical infrastructure through ICS/SCADA/IoT attacks. We are working hard to 'connect' everything, and the bad guys are working just as hard trying to figure out how to attack us."

Williams believes you can protect your organization from these attack vectors even though you probably have fewer resources than he did while a Director at U.S. Cyber Command.  

"Managing cyber risk is fundamentally a leadership challenge. The technology changes for both the good guys and the bad guys. Leadership is technology agnostic," he said.

He'll unpack the leadership side of things and share his experiences during his October 19th keynote in Dallas. You can see the complete two-day agenda for SecureWorld Dallas, view attendee levelsand then register here for the cybersecurity conference.

And thank you to the SecureWorld Advisory Council members in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area who have helped build such a great cybersecurity conference!