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CyberCast Season 6 Episode 10 21m listen

Transparency Around Cyber Attacks Can Prevent Future Ones

Cybersecurity leader Suzanne Spaulding said implementing radical transparency in cybersecurity can benefit federal agencies and national security overall.

Protecting sensitive information is critical to cybersecurity, but agencies need to learn to operate with fewer secrets in the aftermath of cybersecurity incidents. Sharing information about attacks within the community can help protect against future ones, according to Suzanne Spaulding, who formerly led the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security.

Spaulding discussed how a focus on transparency will be advantageous for national defense. She explained why this approach is necessary by highlighting the risks associated with keeping secrets. Spaulding also discussed the impact of CISA’s Secure by Design Pledge on the global cybersecurity environment, noting how recent commitments from companies further contribute to the idea of transparency.

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