TEDx Talk: Are You our Best Hope for Cybersecurity by Parham Eftekhari
ICIT Certified: This talk by ICIT Executive Director Parham Eftekhari was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by the local community at Penn State.
Parham Eftekhari is the Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), the nation’s leading cybersecurity Think Tank. Combining 15 years of technology experience with a lifelong passion for engaging with humanity, Parham is privileged to advise executives at some of the world’s top public and private sector organizations, build strategic alliances, and create thought leadership programs focused on national security and cybersecurity issues. Parham has developed or contributed to over 100 educational briefings and events at institutions including Congress, the World Bank, and C-SPAN and regularly contributes to technology focused publications and media engagements.
Technology is revolutionizing every aspect of society including healthcare, manufacturing, banking, public services, and warfare. But while we focus almost exclusively on the benefits of technology – efficiency, new capabilities, and cost savings – are we ignoring the potentially catastrophic consequences that face us if our technology-centric world were to be digitally compromised due to insecure products and software? During this TEDx Talk, ICIT’s Executive Director Parham Eftekhari will breakdown in non-technical language why it seems that cybersecurity incidents are on the rise, what must be done by whom to change this trend, and the role that society can play in improving the security and resiliency of technology.