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Healthcare Organizations Twice As Likely To Experience Data Theft
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10/1/2015 | 1:22:21 PM
Re: A cost effective approach
I agree the article "perfectly focused the point," and it was in the very first sentence where Sara said that "healthcare not very willing to invest in defending it."

Look, if I'm the CIO or CISO and I go the CEO and say "the state of our security is an unknown-unknown" (to channel Don Rumsfeld), I'll likely be replaced in the next quarter after the CEO's executive search committee comes back with some candidates. Ok, suppose the CEO is a good guy, and allows the CISO to continue. (I'll defer the discussion of just how many CEOs are good guys to Matthew 19:24?) So next the CISO has to tell the CEO just how large a honeypot of $ he needs to secure things, and over what time period. Then the CEO has to get buy-in from the rest of the C-suite and the board. But time flies, and that money is spent and gone now, and regardless of whether the CISO squashed 15 vulns, 150 vulns, or 500 vulns, the state of security is still an unknown-unknown? Well, for sure the executive search committee is getting back in session. The CEO isn't ready yet to add this new, never ending, ever expanding cost into the companies' 10-K statements, when legal is telling him they're covered. One persons cost effective approach is another persons business tax.

 
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10/11/2015 | 8:16:13 PM
Re: A cost effective approach
"Attackers are always looking for a cost effective approach."

Indeed, security research indicates that attackers -- like "defenders" -- are lazy, and constantly recycle code.  One security research company in Israel focuses on using predictive analytics to predict -- and defend against -- new attacks based upon old attacks and old malware and old software.
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