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12/29/2020
07:30 AM
Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
Edge Features
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Security Pros Reflect on 2020

Eight cybersecurity leaders go deep on their most valuable (and very human) takeaways from a year like no other we've known.

The Rate of Change Left Heads Spinning

"It is hard to recall a period of time during the Internet Age where foundational operating procedures changed so rapidly and significantly seemingly overnight in every industry globally. The rapid implementation of social distancing and lockdown procedures associated with the pandemic meant that security teams had to adapt and defend digital infrastructure that was being spun up in real time to enable remote work functions.

"Even the best security teams had trouble keeping up with all the necessary changes for business continuity. While this put extreme stress on all the teams involved, it also has led to some positive outcomes. It was a forcing function to become more strategic around business disruption planning. It also provided an opportunity for security teams to evaluate what processes and capabilities are broken or outdated given the changes to the technology stack."
— Ross Rustici, Global Head of Security Architecture and Threat Intelligence, ZeroFOX

Joan Goodchild is a veteran journalist, editor, and writer who has been covering security for more than a decade. She has written for several publications and previously served as editor-in-chief for CSO Online.
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