Phish of the Week: Pushing Cyber to the Forefront of National Security

I’m not really a “resolutions” guy when it comes to the New Year. Years of not making it past week two have made me wiser…or at least more pragmatic. But, without sounding too lofty, I encourage all of us to make a collective 2021 resolution:

Become hyper-focused on effective, proactive Cybersecurity.

If nothing else, the recent SolarWinds hack and the events in our nation’s Capitol are proof that security – be it cyber or physical – can never be taken for granted. And that cybercrime is amongst the most pressing issues facing our country.

Years of continuous breaches and attacks have made Cybersecurity a key business problem. Companies are reevaluating their strategy to withstand this evolving landscape of complex cyber threats. Otherwise, they risk massive losses.

But – as you well know – cybercrime doesn’t stop at private businesses. It’s increasingly used as a tool for disrupting trade, stealing property, conducting espionage, and compromising elections.

In today’s digitally connected world, our safety, our democracy and our institutions are increasingly tied to effective Cybersecurity. As we head into 2021, improved security is a resolution that deserves our collective commitment and continuous actions.

Thank you for being part of this journey towards a safe and more secure 2021.

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Shalabh Mohan

VP, Product at Area 1

With a career spanning 20 years fighting bad guys online, Shalabh leads all product and go-to-market functions at Area 1 Security, with extensive prior experience across security, enterprise, and cloud infrastructure companies such as Aspen Networks, IronPort Systems, Cisco and Bracket Computing. Shalabh and his teams have taken products from conception all the way to large scale businesses; and in the process have consistently helped make the Internet a safer place. An alumnus of Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin, Shalabh holds five patents and can claim to know something about enterprise infrastructure and security.

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