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The Canadian Business Journal
specifically focused on closing that gap to ensure
that there is an early adoption of those technolo-
gies while we are designing their products and
solutions,” Usal says.
There are progressive companies that are
trying to stay ahead, and there are those that
recognize there is a problem but are not sure
what to do and then there are still others that are
being left behind because they may not realize
there is an issue to be dealt with. Usal believes it
is quite often not just the companies that must
solve these dilemmas. It is a broader-based mat-
ter including the states and countries where the
ecosystems are not fundamentally ready to fully
exploit the emerging technologies that are avail-
able to them.
“There are many barriers that are impeding
organizations and government bodies from
fully exploiting the benefits of the technologies
in cybersecurity,” he says. “Those barriers can
be cultural and legal but they are not technical.
Technology has no frontier right now. That’s
why you see more cybercrime being effective.
Those organizations cannot keep the pace with
protective technologies.”
Expansion Plans
Thales has identified significant international
emerging markets in the transportation sec-
tor including the likes of Southeast Asia, India,
the Middle East and South America, each of
whom have experienced noticeable increases
“There are many barriers that
are impeding organizations and
government bodies from fully
exploiting the benefits of the
technologies in cybersecurity.
Those barriers can be cultural
and legal but they are not
technical.”
– Siegfried Usal
it authorities, © Thales
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