Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) March 11, 2013
According to cybersecurity expert Nate Kube, it is of paramount importance for government agencies and corporations alike to shield themselves from cyber attacks—something that calls for a proactive approach to cybersecurity. To illustrate his point, Kube highlights a recent House subcommittee hearing, in which cybersecurity industry leaders and academics testified to the important need for significant action to be taken, both in the government and in the private sector. Kube has weighed in on the subcommittee report with his own statement to the press.
“One area that we all seem to agree is that the cybersecurity threat to our critical infrastructure is not going away,” remarks Nate Kube, in his press statement. “Many of these systems were developed years ago, and did not take security into account when they were initially designed. In order to better address this threat, device and system manufacturers need to start building security into their products much earlier in the development process, where is easier and more cost-effective to implement. Taking this approach will not only provide better security at a lower cost, but it will also help protect the brand equity of the device manufacturers and their customers.”
Meanwhile, recent testimonies before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology's research and technology subcommittee revealed that cybersecurity, as a profession, is severely limited to the miniscule amounts of research funding that are available. As funding remains difficult to come by, though, cybersecurity experts told the subcommittee that the threat of cyber attacks is ever-present—and that it only grows broader and deeper all the time.
Experts also cited a reactive approach to cyber attacks as one of the biggest flaws in America’s cybersecurity industry. According to subcommittee testimony, the conventional approach is to wait for something bad to happen, then address it, as opposed to proactively warding off cyber attacks. In particular, Frederick Chang, of the data-analytics firm 21CT, testified that there is a widespread lack of understanding as to what causes cyber threats, and how they can best be averted.
The hearings marked the start of a new legislative season, one in which many members of the House have expressed zeal for enacting new cybersecurity reforms.
Nate Kube is a cybersecurity expert who has himself given testimony before federal agencies and committees. Currently, he serves as the Chief Technology Officer for cybersecurity consultation firm Wurldtech. Nate Kube has a diverse intellectual property portfolio of his own, including technologies designed to enhance cybersecurity among manufacturers, healthcare companies, and beyond.
Nate Kube is the Chief Technology Officer for Wurldtech, a company that provides comprehensive cybersecurity assessments, consultations, products, and services to manufacturers and asset operators around the world. Kube is a subject-matter expert, particularly with regard to cybersecurity for embedded devices. He has an expansive intellectual property portfolio, and is frequently called upon to speak and present on matters related to cybersecurity. He has testified on issues related to cyber threats before U.S. government panels, and has worked extensively with companies in the medical, oil, gas, and utility verticals.