We recently had Anthony Morrone, DuPont’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), speak about the challenges he faces preparing for the merger of his company and Dow Chemical. The union of the two chemical giants, and subsequent creation of three independent technology and innovation-based science companies, will be one for the history books. Preparing for this event is no small endeavor.
According to Morrone, who will be responsible for the security of two of the three independent spin-offs, the typical approach to support a new company is to clone your existing structure. But for DuPont, which has 17 different domains, cloning the security structure and systems poses some sizable challenges and a significant capital expense Morrone wants to avoid. His plan? Integrate a cyber security as a service (CSaaS) model into his security design. (Watch the on-demand broadcast for the full case study.)