2016 Plenary 7: Spies Love Us: Protecting Information in the Age of Openness

The first plenary of Day Three opened with a recognition of how significant it was that cyber security made it on the Forum’s agenda. The discussion focused on the need for critical and flexible infrastructure to address current security challenges, particularly those involving new cyber threats. Panelists agreed that we are moving into a world of artificial intelligence, where our increasingly interconnected society will require more and more security. Cyber threats involve a variety of state and non-state actors. This is why solutions need to be implemented through joint partnerships between the government and the private sector. At the end of the session, speakers reminded the audience that there is no one-size fits all approach to curbing cyber threats. We should aim for resilience, as opposed to achieving perfect security.