Fighting the Digital Arms Race

Sep 23, 2014

According to cybersecurity expert Sean McGurk, the greatest threat to the world today is the computer keyboard. In the past, he says, it may have been nuclear weapons. But now that same level of capability is being exercised by lone individuals at their keyboards instead of bombs.

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McGurk is one of the featured experts in Wednesday's NOVA episode, Rise of the Hackers. McGurk is the vice president for business development at Centripetal Networks. Previously he was a cybersecurity expert for Verizon and was also with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and served as director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. He joined Dakota Midday and discussed efforts to stay ahead of cyber criminals.

Rise of the Hackers airs on SDPB1 Television on Wednesday at 8:00 pm, Central; 7:00, Mountain. For more information, click here.