Over the past 15 years, the world has witnessed a technology boom that has brought the Internet into our houses and airwaves, Facebook to our daily routine, and more computing power in the conventional toaster oven than what was required to get a man to the moon. The introduction and explosive adaptation of these technologies has come with a cost and growing risk. The technical age as we know it has led to new avenues for criminals to disrupt our personal lives, our financial safety, the global economy, and even the systems that keep citizens safe.
Michael Skwarek, Deputy CIO and Cyber Security Program Manager at Argonne National Laboratory, and Jason DeHaan, Chief Information Officer with the City of Chicago, discuss the cyber threats that affect us all in today's digital world. In addition, they discuss what experts and the public need to do to mitigate these threats from becoming a reality.
Recorded Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Northwestern University.