When It Comes to Cybersecurity, We Are All in This Together


It was my privilege last week to participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. It is always a great opportunity and learning experience to interact with influential leaders from across the globe, representing private industry, government, academia and the arts.

At Davos, I’ve seen a steady progression in the awareness of cybersecurity as an issue of the highest priority. It’s not simply that attendees are more cognizant of the threat environment – although that is certainly the case. It’s that they are more committed to the idea that we must take action, individually and collectively, whatever field we are in, whatever role we have. When it comes to cybersecurity, we are all in this together, which aptly reflected this year’s theme of “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.”

So, what were some of the big issues people were talking about?