The former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security outlines steps for cybersecurity. ... Play Video
What are the steps governments in the Americas should take to prepare for cyber threats? On the sidelines of the 2015 Latin American Cities Conference in Mexico City, Michael Chertoff spoke with AS/COA's Carin Zissis about how governments should build structures to monitor information and assist the private sector in protecting networks.
Chertoff, executive chairman of the Chertoff Group and former U.S. secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, also spoke about how organized crime groups diversify activities beyond drug trafficking, and are now making millions of dollars in cyber crimes everyday. "It's important to look not just at the problem that we face now with criminality, but to anticipate where these groups are going to go next," said Chertoff.
Watch the participations of the Mexican secretary of economy and the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. ... Play Video
Ildefonso Guajardo, Secretary, Secretariat of Economy (SE)
Michael Chertoff, Executive Chairman, The Chertoff Group (former U.S. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security)
"North America can be the world's most competitive region if it replaces protectionism with integration," said Ildefonso Guajardo, Mexico's secretary of Economy, in his keynote remarks. The secretary also spoke on the benefits of NAFTA, lauded Mexican innovation, and emphasized how improving education is critical to improving the country's competitiveness.
Following, Michael Chertoff delivered keynote remarks on how businesses should be responding to cybersecurity risks and attacks. The former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security stressed that cyberattacks can cause not just technological damage to data, but actual physical damage. He laid out a multi-point "security road map," and said companies should not think about eliminating all risk, but finding ways to reduce and manage it.