My name is James C. Foster and I have been in the cyber security industry for as long as I can remember. My passion and mission in this industry has, and will always be to protect the United States, her allies, corporations, and citizens. Unlike any other IT-related sector, the cyber security industry has an adversary. We are constantly in competition, at war, and at a tipping point in time. Our manufacturers and service providers constantly have to stay ahead of the threat who is increasingly finding new ways to bypass the protective measures and defenses we have built and implemented.
In 2011, The Register estimated that the global drug market was worth approximately $288B while in the same report the total estimated annual value of the cyber black market was estimated at $388B. The value, stakes, and threat has never been greater – that is why I continue to help drive this industry and lead the “good guys.”