There are some security experts who postulate that cybersecurity vendors may be stoking the fear of cyberthreats to sell products. Is the danger overstated? Are enterprises and government entities purchasing advanced cybersecurity tools in response to opportunistic exaggerations or extreme threat levels don’t exist?
For manufacturing and industrial enterprises, strong relationships between partners and suppliers are the foundation for continued productivity and success. Many of these trusted collaborations have been years in the making. But these relationships can ultimately be the weakest links in a supply chain that could compromise the entire enterprise and its customers.
Vendor Consolidation Reduces Fragmentation and Complexity, While Optimizing Cybersecurity Effectiveness
Vendor consolidation moves away from single-function products that address very explicit problems, to multi-function platforms that solve a wide variety of security challenges.
In the ongoing war against cybercrime, an enterprise must have a battle plan that assumes a continual posture of assessment and vigilance. With cloud and perimeter expansion, the attack landscape is growing vast, requiring unremitting watchfulness and safeguarding of corporate assets. There must be a concerted effort to eliminate unnecessary vulnerabilities across an enterprise through diligent system hardening to reduce the potential for zero-day exploits.
The idea behind a home security system is to deter break-ins and subsequent theft and malicious damage. We hope the ear-shattering alarm and implied promise of police intervention will be enough to cause criminals to flee before entering. Unfortunately, regardless of protective measures, many savvy thieves can breach your system and inflict a great deal of loss and harm in a short time and still evade authorities.
A security analyst, IT admin, and risk officer walk into a bar. The next day, they get together and talk about the night before. The security analyst says, “I was so drunk last night, I dropped and shattered my laptop that had the EDR analysis report.” The IT admin declares, “That's nothing, I mistakenly sent my privileged credentials to a ransomware group.” The risk officer shares, “I went home, and my alarm went on.” The security analyst and IT admin respond with “What's so bad about that?” He replies, “You guys don't understand! The alarm was the company's SOAR alerting me of a major breach!”
All of us have developed a measure of personal risk surrounding multiple points of vulnerability. Those vulnerability points include access to our dwellings, accounts, and applications we’ve downloaded for entertainment, business, social media, and smart devices for home management.
From antiquity to the present, every civilization has felt the need to develop a warning system to alert the citizenry of impending peril. Whether the source of the imminent danger was due to natural disaster or enemy combatants, ‘sounding the alarm’ in some fashion was crucial.
Coaching staff and players rely upon an incisive, intuitive sports playbook to provide practical guidance in areas that directly impact performance. Its purpose is to align individuals with a clear team plan, resolve conflicts, and learn from every game and season to develop a smarter and more consistent culture of success. Sports playbooks are used to share new team competencies, improve performance and change behaviors.