Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
According to cybersecurity authority Nate Kube, the threat of cyber attacks is one that affects both government bodies, and private sector companies alike. As such, government agencies are increasingly coming to take cybersecurity for critical infrastructure more seriously. Kube illustrates his point with a recent report from The Hill, which notes that the Obama Administration may take significant actions toward improving the capability of the United States to withstand cyber-attacks. These actions may include further regulations. Kube has responded to the report with a statement to the press.
The Hill cites recent statements made by the Obama Administration’s cybersecurity coordinator, Michael Daniel. Daniel affirmed that the White Houses efforts to reduce the threat of cyber attacks may include new regulations to effectively create a “backstop” to address security gaps in the nation’s water systems, electrical grid, and other pieces of critical infrastructure.
Daniel’s comments come on the heels of an Obama-issued Executive Order, which created a Homeland Security Department program to set agreed-upon standards for cybersecurity, particularly with regard to these important pieces of infrastructure. Because the Executive Order includes largely voluntary actions, some have criticized it for lacking teeth—but Daniel’s comments suggest that further, more binding legislative actions may be forthcoming.
Nate Kube is the Chief Technology Officer for Wurldtech, a leading cybersecurity firm focused on critical infrastructure. Kube has weighed in on the Hill report with a statement to the press. “The ongoing discussion about regulations in cybersecurity has caused quite a stir among our Wurldtech customers,” says Kube, in his press statement. “The companies that we are working with have already made significant investments in securing critical infrastructure from cyber attack. While there is clearly more work to be done to improve security, that work should focus on leveraging the progress already made by the industry experts working with standards bodies like the International Standards Association (ISA).”
Daniel has also commented on the Executive Order’s directive for primary regulators—including the departments of Energy and the Treasury—to conduct audits of their own cybersecurity efforts, another sign that the order may have “teeth” after all. Daniel characterized the Executive Order and its requirements as “very significant stuff.”
As the Chief Executive Officer of Wurldtech, Nate Kube is a widely-recognized expert on the subject of cybersecurity. As such, Kube has offered his expert testimony to government bodies and agencies. Nate Kube has also developed an expansive portfolio of intellectual property, all pertaining to his ongoing work in the prevention of cyber attacks.
Nate Kube is the Chief Technology Officer for Wurldtech, a company that provides comprehensive cybersecurity professional services, products, and certifications 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.