In this one-on-one chat, former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge discusses the past, present and future of DHS. Its next challenges come from not only the changing nature and intensity of our adversaries, he says, but also our preparedness to respond to all nature of attacks in a constantly evolving digital landscape. He also talks about the public-private partnerships necessary to muster an effort to defend networks and other critical infrastructure.
“Building a national strategy and bringing in some of the best capabilities within the private sector is…the best way to deal with this permanent condition that will only get more intense,” says Ridge. “The digital sun will never set. It only gets hotter…we are all connected.”