On a recent holiday in Thailand, we were boarding a rather primitive version of a Tuk Tuk in order to head into the local town for some dinner, when I started to ponder. How on earth did they come up with the idea to build this contraption? This Tuk Tuk was not the relatively luxurious version that you might see in Bangkok, but based upon a 125cc motorbike with a steel frame attached, side car style, capable of carrying four (or often more) people around the island.
It is obvious this style of Tuk Tuk has been influenced by identifying the success the drivers of the 'luxury' versions have in Bangkok. They also have a nod to the traditional style of motorbike side car. Yet this design is unique. It is clear that, at some point, someone has thought, 'I fancy being a taxi driver but don't have a taxi - let's see what I do have'. It turns out they had a small motorbike, some metal tubing, a few spare parts and a welding torch. Today these Tuk Tuks are a common site in the south of Thailand.
How does this relate to cybersecurity you may ask? I will answer this with another question. How many organisations truly understand all the capabilities of the solutions they currently have deployed within their cybersecurity architecture? Also a second question. How many organisations are up to date and understand the latest offerings from all the solutions deployed within their own environment?
So, in summary, while you are unlikely to have an infinite cybersecurity budget to consume all the latest and greatest innovations, if you were to look to some of the new cybersecurity innovations and ask 'is it possible to achieve similar results with what we already have?', you might be surprised by the outcome.