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Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap: 3 Big Steps
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2/11/2015 | 4:41:17 PM
Re: Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
"... They had actionable data, but it appears that their threat intelligence and response matrix was lacking, and relative to that incident, they got zero value from that money they had spent."


@GonzSTL       That is a great way of describing what really is becoming quite confusing with all the recent breeches.  With so much noise around the situation, it difficult to remember what is important to consider and what was lacking.

Threat Intelligence and their response matrix surly came up short and I bet this is more common than most companies would ever admit.
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2/10/2015 | 12:28:45 PM
Re: Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
@InfoSec_Candy: Those were Michelle's words, not mine. However, I do agree that the shortage could be the greatest vulnerability in any organization.
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2/10/2015 | 11:36:24 AM
Re: Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
Great points GonzSTL!!!   "a shortfall in knowledge and skills could actually be the greatest vulnerability in your organization."   I believe it IS the greatest threat!!!
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2/9/2015 | 12:23:10 PM
Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
"Throwing money at security software is not the answer. To be effective, information security must be properly integrated with your infrastructure and configured correctly. So, to get a real return on investment you need people with security expertise to leverage that software and extract real value from it.

Think of it this way: a shortfall in knowledge and skills could actually be the greatest vulnerability in your organization."

One word comes to mind - Bingo! The word is that Target spent many millions of dollars in IT security before they were breached. That is a lot of money to throw at security! However, one of their failures was in their Incident Response strategy. They had actionable data, but it appears that their threat intelligence and response matrix was lacking, and relative to that incident, they got zero value from that money they had spent.


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