Cybersecurity Blog: The Cyber Scene is evolving, are you?

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.)

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While the market may be focusing less on perimeter security, enterprises can improve overall cybersecurity and save time by taking a few simple steps for their perimeter networks.

It’s not easy being a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) these days. While the regular drumbeat of news of cyber attacks has meant that board members and the executive suite now actually know the name of their CISO, more attention and budget isn’t always a good thing. That’s because there isn’t always a consensus on where that money should be spent. Some cybersecurity market segments, like endpoint detection and response (EDR) technologies, have more than a dozen players all spending millions on sales and marketing. Many CISOs have stopped answering their phones for any caller they don’t recognize due to the onslaught of sales calls. While NIST and other standards organizations have done a fairly good job of defining the basic table stakes for cybersecurity, most large enterprises still struggle with thwarting attacks even with all the right boxes checked.

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