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13 Oct, 4 tweets, 6 min read
🎯 💻 WATCH: Axios' @inafried + @margarethmcgill discuss the strategies that governments and industries are employing to protect against cyberattacks, feat. @SilveradoPolicy Chairman @DAlperovitch + @CISAgov Executive Director Brandon Wales.…
@inafried @margarethmcgill @SilveradoPolicy @DAlperovitch @CISAgov Brandon Wales: "I think that we are absolutely in an environment where we are facing both a concerted effort by nation-states to utilize cyber-related attacks to be prepared for future disruptions of our critical well as criminal organizations using cyber..."
@inafried @margarethmcgill @SilveradoPolicy @DAlperovitch @CISAgov .@DAlperovitch on the recent rise in ransomware cyberattacks: "Ransomware has been a problem for a while now, but it certainly seems like the attacks have only accelerated, particularly in the last year or so."
@inafried @margarethmcgill @SilveradoPolicy @DAlperovitch @CISAgov .@DAlperovitch on talent shortages in the cybersecurity industry: "There's no silver bullet, but we have to invest in education. That's key. We need to pump out more cybersecurity professionals out of our academic institutions."

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