Right now, the battle between hackers and security teams feels like an unrelenting poker game with high stakes: your data.
You don’t know what tool sets cybercriminals have — or what hand they’re playing — and they don’t know what you have, either (unless you’ve got a clear tell). Your data is powering the pot, and it’s growing relentlessly whether you like it or not.
After working in the cybersecurity space for 25 years, I think there will always be some elements of murkiness or chance when it comes to cybersecurity. But I also see an opportunity to lean into what you can control, learn to play the hand you have now and graduate to a more measured game.
As the national director of network and cloud security for Cloud + Data Center Transformation at Insight, here’s how I help organisations do it.
It all starts with the north star of cybersecurity maturity: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework. The framework offers best-practices guidance across five areas: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover. It was created precisely because too many organisations were betting most of their resources in one area and getting compromised in others.
National Director for Network and Cloud Security, Insight
As part of Insight’s Cloud + Data Centre Transformation team, Jason leads the charge to help organisations develop solutions that encompass the latest skills, tools and methodologies to mitigate the risk of cyberthreats.