We believe it takes a village to secure the village SM.
We believe managing our security and privacy is a community-wide effort.
We believe managing our security and privacy begins in conversation.
We believe we can only secure our communities by working together: through collaboration, through education, and, most importantly, by uniting with one another to address the security and privacy issues we face.
There is no one answer to the challenges of cybercrime, cyber privacy, or the assault on our freedoms they represent. There is neither a silver bullet nor an easy road map for navigating today’s challenges or the next set of challenges that come our way. The security and privacy issues we face today did not exist on anything close to our scale even ten years ago. We are in uncharted territory and we need to make the map together.
In today’s new normal, no one is as smart as everyone.
This standpoint is not new to us or for us. Historically, it speaks to the understanding that we are stronger together than apart. It speaks even more deeply to our human need for connection and to belong to a community. We do better when we work together, when we share the responsibility of solving problems, when we allow our collective knowledge to help us do the things that are beyond what any of us can do alone. Not surprisingly, we also feel better when we work together to solve big problems.
The situation is analogous to what it was 50 years ago in the founding years of information security. That was when a group of IT professionals from insurance, banking, the aerospace industry, and others came together to learn together and began to grow a community of information security professionals. This was the birth of ISACA and the Information Systems Security Association, the birth of the cybersecurity profession.
Now — in our time — we must once again grow our community. Please join with us in securing our village.