Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 4 - Page 23

LATEST INTELLIGENCE I conducted with CEO Kevin Mandia, CTO for Cloud Martin Holste, and CSO Steve Booth, about what’s to come in 2018. Following those conversations is a variety of insights provided by top experts on our FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence, Mandiant Consulting and FireEye Labs teams. Then we get a little more specific as we dive into what lies ahead in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. KEVIN MANDIA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: PREDICTIONS FOR 2018 As we enter a new year, what is at the top of your mind? I can’t help but feel that it’s a time of uncertainty, but it’s also a time of opportunity. There are many challenges being hurled at cybersecurity practitioners. We have nations that aren’t all that stable in the rules of engagement. That’s a big theme. We at FireEye have a skewed vantage – to some extent – since people don’t really hire us to respond to breaches when they’re five minutes behind the breach. The majority of breaches we respond to are state- sponsored, or state-condoned. So, we see it first-hand – the rules of engagement that modern nations had locked into from 1993 to 2014 do not exist anymore. Russia has deviated from it. North Korea, Iran and other nations, as well. You can see them testing the waters: ‘How far is too far? How far can we go?’ The challenge is, there have been no risks or repercussions yet. So, every nation is developing a modern offensive capability and there are no accepted rules of engagement. There is no one nation, five nations, or collection of 20 nations that are holding all nations accountable to abide by any rules of engagement. We need to have some kind of barrier put up and I’m convinced we will sort it out. n Download whitepapers free from INTELLIGENTCIO 23