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ANON1251724318124,
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4/9/2018 | 1:14:09 PM
Not Worth Reading
There are no insights here just conjecture.
MartinDionCH
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MartinDionCH,
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4/9/2018 | 2:21:28 PM
Re: Not Worth Reading
I am sorry you feel this way, if you are looking for implementation guidelines, may I suggest you read my other post? As well, you must understand that I do appreciate your feedback and to ensure I do better next time, it would be important for me to understand what you would expect or even to get specific questions so we could interact constructively. Best regards, Martin.
BrianN060
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BrianN060,
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4/10/2018 | 1:29:03 PM
Re: Not Worth Reading
@Martin: Nothing wrong with suggesting strategy or doctrine, rather than implementation tactics.  Too little thought goes into creating a sustainable, orchestrated, holistic and heuristic approach to cybersecurity, in many organizations.  Putting tactics first, you can win lots of battles, yet still lose the war. 

"First, security personnel must identify the "crown jewels" — the vital data needing protection."

I do have an issue with the "crown jewels" analogy - as it suggests that most (of the now vast amounts of), data that enterprises collect, share, store, transmit or process doesn't require protection. It's impossible to know to what use some entity, at some point in the future, might make of "ordinary" data, especially in combination with data collected from other sources. 

Also, I would not task "security personnel" with identifying or evaluating data assets, or establishing the need-to-know access mechanisms - that's a job for the information system's architects. 
MartinDionCH
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MartinDionCH,
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4/10/2018 | 2:59:12 PM
Re: Not Worth Reading
Thanks Brian for your feedback! Two things, editorial guidelines limits the article lenght and this article is not claiming to be about cyber security strategy at large. I generally agree with your comment but cyber is not limited to data protection. From my viewpoint, its about enterprise resilience, hence crown jewels are broader than data. I also think that although IT have an important role, that security personnel must lead the charge and facilitate the transversal conversation. Finally, its important to focus on what is both the most valuable and vulnerable right now since most enterprise dont have the luxury of securing everything, its just sound risk management practices. Best regards Martin
BrianN060
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BrianN060,
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4/11/2018 | 12:48:40 PM
Re: Not Worth Reading
As an alternative to the "crown jewels" analogy, consider this: "Data is the life's blood of the modern enterprise".  If you accept that, just what part of your organization's life's blood isn't worth protecting?  How much of a leak is acceptable?  Which parts do you need to keep uncontaminated?  When is it Ok for any of it not to get to where it's needed? 

As to why Information System architects aren't ready, willing or best suited to take point in protecting data assets: the metrics for job performance are skewed toward finding new, better and faster ways to exploit an organization's data.  What stakeholders have failed to realize is that their people aren't the only ones good at doing that!  The scattered debris field left by all the (well rewarded), shortcuts, design-as-you-go, secure-it-later, data-ecology strip-mining and hope-it-holds patching is a godsend to those who realize what can be made from the bits and pieces. 


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