In this first video of a four-part series, Chris Inglis, former deputy director at the NSA and current Chairman of the Securonix advisory board, sits down with Securonix CEO Sachin Nayyar for a candid conversation about cyber security strategy.
How is the threat landscape changing?
And how should companies defend themselves against the new wave of attacks?
"We as a society have been stuffing wealth and treasure in this place called cyberspace. Because of that, cyberspace will only become a more valuable target for adversaries," says Inglis. "There have been some significant recent changes. The idea that a nation state - North Korea - would attack the private sector in such a brazen way that happened two months is remarkable. We need to think our way through how to counter that."
As deputy director of the NSA at the time of the Snowden attack, Inglis has spent his career on the front lines of cyber warfare. He shares his thoughts on a holistic approach to cyber security that is resilient, proactive and prepared for new and evolving threats.
Inglis retired from the Department of Defense in January 2014 following over 41 years of federal service, including 28 years at NSA and seven and a half years as its senior civilian and Deputy Director. He began his career at NSA as a computer scientist within the National Computer Security Center followed by tours in information assurance, policy, time-sensitive operations, and signals intelligence organizations. Promoted to NSA's Senior Executive Service in 1997, Inglis held a variety of senior leadership assignments and twice served away from NSA Headquarters, first as a visiting professor of computer science at the U.S. Military Academy (1991-1992) and later as the U.S. Special Liaison to the United Kingdom (2003-2006).
Nayyar has over 15 years of experience providing thought leadership around Information Security. He is a renowned thought leader in areas of Role Design, Role Management, Regulations, Risk Management, Compliance, Identity/Access and Governance. Prior to Securonix, Sachin was the Founder and CEO of Saviynt - a leading provider of Cloud Access Governance and Intelligence solutions and Vaau - makers of role management and identity compliance solutions, where he took the company from conception to acquisition by Sun Microsystems. While at Sun, he held the role of Chief Identity Strategist responsible for vision and direction of Sun's entire security portfolio.