What gets measured gets done: The risks and rewards of cybersecurity

This week, San Francisco is hosting the RSA Conference, a cyber conference that allows government officials, corporate executives, and commercial vendors to discuss how to best protect and defend both government and commercial networks. RSA started as a group of cryptographers coming together to discuss and prepare for future challenges in securing technology, but the conference has grown into much more. It has evolved into a place for dialogue on managing cyber risk, and expert attendees will discuss how to best secure major public and private technology assets moving forward. One of the major topics that is sure to be discussed at RSA is the need for data analytics around cyber assets. Network operators, particularly in the government, could greatly reduce their cyber risk by making greater use of data analytics.