Recently, I had the honor of attending the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting on Cybersecurity in Geneva, Switzerland, on behalf of our CEO, François Locoh-Donou. The meeting brought together 140 cybersecurity executives—representing 95 global companies, 19 governments and international organizations, and 21 representatives of not-for-profit organizations and academia—around the theme of Leadership for a Resilient Future with a focus on three key pillars:
As CISO at F5, my job is to manage our cyber risk, which means every day I am leading, managing, and collaborating across our organization to keep our products and services, partners, customers, and employees safe. For me, this meeting proved to be a great opportunity to gain new perspectives from security experts from different sectors and regions and contribute to a larger discussion on cybersecurity resilience. Because, as we know, cybercrime and cybercriminals have no borders and their destruction shows no boundaries.
So, how much impact could a group of global security experts make in a three-day meeting, when most have come together for the first time? I wondered that myself so I thought I would share a few insights:
I would encourage you to read a report that was released at the meeting, Systemic Cybersecurity Risk and Role of the Global Community: Managing the Unmanageable. The report outlines how the technology and cybersecurity landscape is changing, why these changes make cybersecurity risk management a systemic issue, and how governments, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society must collaborate to make the world more resilient to systemic cyber events.
Looking ahead, I plan to maintain a global perspective as I continue to tackle F5’s cyber resilience challenges, knowing these learnings will ladder up to enhanced global collaboration.