Risk management, a shortage of technical talent, and the complicated distribution of responsibilities between government and the private sector are all cybersecurity issues that are prevalent in the United States and the United Kingdom. These themes emerged earlier this week at a top secret meeting between Bay Area Council Cybersecurity Committee members and a cybersecurity delegation from the United Kingdom, most of which was made up of government employees and which was organized by the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

In their conversation, the delegates and Bay Area Council members discussed everything from the challenges of assigning value to cybersecurity threats for insurance purposes and the different fears and priorities of companies in different industries, to whose responsibility it is to keep cyber threats at bay in the first place; especially when they are ultimately backed by state actors. For more information, please contact Senior Advisor Matt Gardner.