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Last week, I ventured up to the beautiful city of Toronto and while I’d love to go back for pleasure, this trip was strictly business. The Toronto Global Forum is an international conference that brings together heads of states, central bank governors, ministers and global economic decision makers, to examine national and global issues. The International Economic Forum of the Americas invited me to participate in the “Anticipating Cyber Risk” panel, alongside notable professionals in the industry, to discuss the cybersecurity landscape, including cyber threats, legislation and the skills gap.

Specifically, I led the cyber talent discussion portion during the panel, lending my expertise on the topic and highlighting the fact that there’s no silver bullet to solving the problem. With the ever-changing technology ecosystem, we are in a constant state of continual learning so why not train people and grow from within your organization? As a group, we also explained security through collaboration, the changing face of cyber threats as well as cyber hygiene and best practices. After our conversations, it got me thinking about the state of cybersecurity and where we’ll go from here.

As a result, I established my top three takeaways from the forum, which I’ve outlined below:

Security is a team sport: Collaboration with the ecosystem and solving the problem as a community is essential. This is why at Carbon Black, we’ve created the CB User Exchange community, bringing together thousands of security professionals to gain new knowledge and share threat intelligence to improve their security posture and help combat threats. Working together is the only way we’re truly going to stay head of hackers and help keep the world a safer place.

Governmental leadership and coordination will be key: In order to help industry leaders keep pace, it will be vital for the government to lead by example and facilitate agreements. Cyberattacks and threats are always a potential threat to the global economy and we all need to be committed to maintaining international security.

The talent shortage issue is not going away, it’s only going to get worse: According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there’s a predicted global shortfall of 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs by 2021. This is why it’s critical for companies to invest in current talent and cross-training and organizations are finally taking this more seriously to reduce risk and keep up with the growing threats.

I’m excited to continue following these trends and issues in the industry as we head into 2019!

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Carbon Black is the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black’s Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) solution, Cb Defense, leverages breakthrough prevention technology, “Streaming Prevention,” to instantly see and stop cyberattacks before they execute. Cb Defense uniquely combines breakthrough prevention with market-leading detection and response into a single, lightweight agent delivered through the cloud. With more than 7 million endpoints under management, Carbon Black has more than 2,500 customers, including 30 of the Fortune 100. These customers use Carbon Black to replace legacy antivirus, lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and protect their endpoints from the most advanced cyberattacks, including non-malware attacks.

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