Damage control is not the best learning tool. It’s an effective one, for sure, but no one wants to be forced to figure out what should be done after a data breach. Prevention costs much less than remediation. Most security products are designed to protect one vector of attack and only have visibility into that single vector.
After an incident, your team must gather data from every vector and analyze content. They then must reconcile the breach with compromised information and learn which vectors were attacked.
In a cooperative network, users share information with each other to achieve a common target. –ICC 2016
What if your network not only correlated the data itself, but also shared information and signatures proactively, even responding to those incidents in an intelligent, cooperative and non-disruptive way?
vCISO: Cyber Risk and Compliance Management Made Easier
With the growth of networking technologies, cooperation has received much attention as a means of enabling efficient allocation of resources across networks. Due to the size and decentralized nature of networks today, many applications rely heavily upon resource pooling and sharing to overcome the inherent limitations of the system. –Tara Javidi
Something we could never have predicted has come to pass: Nobody has control over the internet. Our vulnerabilities are huge. That’s why it’s important for you to learn from others’ mistakes, especially regarding network security. The challenge is to manage active confrontation response.
A Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) can establish and maintain cybersecurity strategy for information sharing. That senior executive must be on top of the latest development and discoveries in cyber security within your cooperative network. This sounds like a six-figure hire, doesn’t it?
Technical Execution is a Business Decision
A vCISO is an outsourced security practitioner or provider who offers…time and insight to an organization on an ongoing basis, usually part-time and remotely. -CSO
Risk management and the ownership of cyber incidents is scary business. You need someone who operates from a prevention perspective.
- Cyber talent is hard to find. By 2020 we’ll have the need for 1.8 million more cybersecurity professionals than we have.
- Cybersecurity budgets are being increased proportionally but still do not deal with the lack of quality talent.
- Three-quarters of investors hold senior-level executives responsible for cyber incidents.
- vCISOs are estimated to cost between 30-40% of a full-time CISO and are available on-demand.
You can borrow this level of talent without owning it. Fortune 100-level executive can assist you as-needed and work within your budget constraints. Your vCISO needs no training, has little-to-no learning curve, and he or she can operate within your company without being part of organizational politics.