This week's Gartner Keynote focused on an issue for all of us in cybersecurity – what's important, what's dangerous and what's real?
At NTT Group, we talk about business resilience. The ability for an organization to protect not only its critical information assets but its brand, market share and profits. Also the ability for the business to react to change through accelerating the digital agenda.
At NTT Security, we underpin this business resilience with a resilient cyber defense architecture. This architecture allows us to answer those questions posed by Gartner in the keynote. The architecture allows us to prevent, predict, detect and respond. In my session at Gartner (you can download the presentation from the Gartner App), I ran some therapy sessions to start to address the 'Cyber Insanity' that skills shortages and reduced time to market expectations put on cybersecurity teams. The sessions laid out an approach that programmes in a resilience cyber defense architecture into the business. This approach allows an organization to embrace the digital transformation.
The first Therapy Session covered Prevent – prevent attacks by clearly understanding the threat landscape with the second covering Predict – predict attacks via advanced threat capabilities. The final two therapy sessions covered the more conventional cyber defenses of a managed security services provider. Detect – detect attacks through a holistic security architecture and the final session was on the ability for an organization to Respond – respond to cut the window of compromise.
Our natural response to the changing threats to our business not only from the cyber threats but also the dynamic of the digital transformation is to throw technology at the problem. This to me is cyber insanity – doing the same things and expecting a different result. I can understand this approach but it has to be part of a resilient cyber defense architecture.
Gartner Keynote: Scaling Trust and Resilience – Cut the Noise and Enable Action