Crucial Point founder and CTO Bob Gourley figures prominently in a recent articulation of best practices and lessons learned for securing business produced by AT&T titled: Cybersecurity for Today’s Digital World.
Software-defined networks (SDN), software-defined infrastructures (SDI), and cloudadoption have accelerated an already fast-moving trend: the digitizing of modern business. New technologies give businesses tools and abilities they’ve never used before, as many organizations are rushing to digitize.
As companies undergo digital transformation, cybersecurity is becoming a shared responsibility between the CFO, CIO, and CISO in organizations. In early 2018, AT&T interviewed several experts about the new world of security.
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In order to get the most out of a new, powerful, protected network, entire organizations need to work together to make better security processes a fact of daily life.
Security doesn’t end with the IT department, because every part of every company has some network connection, according to Bob Gourley, author of The Cyber Threat, Chuck Brooks, Adjunct Faculty, Georgetown University, Graduate Applied Intelligence Program (Risk Management), and McGladrey. Cybersecurity has to become a cultural expectation, or it won’t work.
Cybersecurity belongs to everyone
“A lot of the mistakes being made are assuming that cybersecurity is just the role of the IT department, when increasingly it’s a digital risk matter where business leaders need to understand they play a very important role in mitigating digital risk and improving cybersecurity,” Gourley says. “It’s about business operations these days, so a big mistake is to think ‘I have a CISO, and that CISO takes care of my cybersecurity for me.’”