RSA President Amit Yoran has indicated some wariness of the government’s role in the country’s cyber defense efforts and said industry should take the lead role in that initiative, he told IDG News Service in an interview published Wednesday.
Yoran, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2015, instead called on government to share its own collected threat intelligence with industry in that interview with IDG reporter Martyn Williams.
He also expressed concerns over the potential impact of easing encryption on communications to help the government find suspicious or criminal activity.
“By every measure, the increased use of technology has made intelligence collection and surveillance far greater and more effective than it has ever been before and reduced privacy by every possible measure,” Yoran told the news service.
“[Anything] which in any way, shape or form reduces the effectiveness of protections available to network defenders is a step in the wrong direction.”