Moderated by Rick Badie
A bank executive implores Atlanta to utilize its businesses, technology centers and research institutions to lead the nation in combating cyberattacks, and suggests how to fight what he deems a threat to our regional economy. A companion essay continues the conversation and offers consumer tips on personal identity theft prevention. The third essay notes the local uptick of women in technology.
By Christopher Torie
Cybercrime is today’s version of a bank heist, except the bad guys are trying to crack open the digital vault with access to millions of pockets at once. Cyberattacks, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, cost the global economy a whopping $445 billion a year.