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Cybersecurity Then and Now: Perspectives from DHS Cyber Trailblazer John Felker

Leading cybersecurity expert John Felker is at the national forefront of raising public awareness to address the escalating cyber threats and mitigate the damage they pose to countless organizations and citizens worldwide. Felker honed his expertise over decades of leading the US Coast Guard’s strategic cyber program, building leadership coalitions and developing critical intelligence and cybersecurity policy.

Currently serving as Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), John Felker talked with In Homeland Security about the evolution of cybersecurity and strategies for next-gen professionals to meet the changing mission.

What do you feel were the biggest threats to cybersecurity over the past few decades?

The early Internet wasn’t designed with cybersecurity in mind. The intention was to allow academics to quickly share their research with one another, so there are many vulnerabilities. Now, the Web is so interwoven with our daily lives, especially through ecommerce, and we’re even more at risk from attackers.

Read complete interview here.

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