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12/30/2019
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Joan Goodchild
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6 CISO New Year's Resolutions for 2020

We asked chief information security officers how they plan to get their infosec departments in shape next year.

(image by jud_g, via Adobe Stock)
(image by jud_g, via Adobe Stock)

Resolve to Gain Better Bisibility into Data and Systems

"Containerization, microservices, and the overall advancements of distributed computing are providing incredible benefits for scalability and growth," says Andreas Haugsnes, director of security at Unity Technologies. But with these advancements comes both gifts for business innovation and headaches for security because there is so much to control and manage today.

That's why Haugnsnes says his 2020 resolution is better visibility.

"Challenges are brought to a new level of complexity trying to map where data exists, flows, or is computed at any given time," he says. "Due to the constant change, my New Year's resolution is to have the visibility and controls closer to the data and, if possible, embedded."

His visibility goal is echoed by Roger Hale, CISO in residence at YL Ventures.

"We live in a perimeterless ecosystem, where our employees work and where data is created and used," he says. "My approach is data access first. We are such a connected, data-centric world today that by following the access to data and who is acting on the data, as well as moving the data, we can build the mapping of data across on-prem, cloud, and mobile."

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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. View Full Bio

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12/30/2019 | 1:41:42 PM
Make Security a Business Driver
There are many cases where this is applicable. I always state its not Security vs Functionality but rather Security to complement Functionality. In this ilk there are many Security platforms that can help the business either save money or become more profitable through direct and indirect cost.
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