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How an Industry Consortium Can Reinvent Security Solution Testing
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AndrewRGravett
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AndrewRGravett,
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5/22/2020 | 4:20:43 AM
pros and cons
I can definitely see the benefits of this approach to both parties i.e. transparency of results, reduction of effort but also some issues the first issue I would consider is overall independent governance of a consortium so that there is a level playing field, rigorous test methodology etc, second  that even within the same industry or market segment consortium "no two environments are the same" for example networking hardware age, firmware, configuration, traffic flows etc so a result in a standardized PoC test lab would still need replicating and testing in "my environment" so effectively doubling the effort..
HardenStance
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5/21/2020 | 2:53:40 PM
Nothing wrong with the sentiment but...
There's nothing wrong with the sentiment here.

Quite the contrary.

It's as objectionable as motherhood and apple pie. 

But just as useful, practically speaking.

The challenge is to scrabble together a sustained commitment and supporting resources for something like this.

Enterprise CISOs expect their team members to play for their team and to be able to correlate any external collaboration closely to demonstrable near term advantage for their organizations.

For this type of effort to succeed requires multi-party funding. That means business organizations (e.g Chambers of Commerce); the cyber security industry (vendors) and (yes) government (national cyber security agencies, Industry & Economy Ministries etc)

Complex and challenging but I can't see how anything happens without it.

 


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