This past week, Canada’s National Post newspaper ran a special supplement focusing on cybersecurity; the cover story featured an interview of Joseph Steinberg about the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity.
Interviewer: With an expansive resume and your significant role educating a global audience on cybersecurity, what accomplishment are you most proud of?
Steinberg: While I’ve been involved in many interesting projects over the past few decades, I’m proudest about having helped many people without technology backgrounds stay safe from cyber threats. Information security can be quite a complex discipline and, to this day, I dedicate significant time to translating complex, technical concepts into simple-to-understand ideas and practical easy-to-follow advice.
Interviewer: What are some of the top cybersecurity threats that modern workplaces face?
Steinberg: Sadly, there are enough threats to fill an entire book. At a high level, one area of threats that does not receive enough attention is the problem of insiders. People outside of the information security industry often don’t fully recognize the magnitude of the danger posed by insiders like employees. Whether through malice or human error, the people who have access to the most sensitive data and systems within an organization usually pose a far greater danger to the organization than outsiders acting on their own.
To read the rest of the interview, please see the original article on the Innovating Canada website, Joseph Steinberg on the World of Cybersecurity.