This presentation reviews the challenges of cyber security and how federal and state legislation is regulating and shaping the future of IT.
We all face challenges in keeping our computer systems, networks, and data safe. Every time we log on to our computers, we are threatened by viruses, worms, spyware, adware, phishing, rogue security software, and much more. But perhaps the most dangerous risk to our cyber security comes from the Dark Web in the form of ransomware attacks. In an effort to protect against cyber attacks, legislation is already in effect in Europe, and in the U.S. State-level legislation is in the works as well. California has passed a new law that will affect banking across the rest of the country. Currently, the Department of Defense (DoD) is implementing the latest Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification (C.M.M.C.) that will require certification before any company can bid on a DoD contract. This new requirement affects 300,000+ current DoD suppliers. As a result, the future of IT departments will continue to change, and the challenges with talent and labor shortages will last well into the future.