Crossing the Cybersecurity Trust Chasm


Editor’s Note:Deepak Jeevankumar is an enterprise IT investor at General Catalyst Partners where he has a wide range of investments in cybersecurity, big data and storage startups. The opinions expressed here are Deepak’s personal opinions and do not reflect the views of General Catalyst or their portfolio companies. 

Kudos to the President for visiting Silicon Valley last month and drawing the attention of the nation to a new world of continuous cyber attacks.

The executive order signed by the President addresses the critical piece that is needed to help companies protect themselves in the future  – by sharing cyber threat information between different private sector companies, and between the government and the private sector.

But we need to cross the cybersecurity trust chasm to make sharing really work.

Today, this trust has been broken in the system due to incessant hacking of employee/customer confidential data stored in private…

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Author: rjbailey

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