Crucial Point founder Bob Gourley wsa featured by Bricata in their cybersecurity expert series.
When it comes to sharing knowledge about cybersecurity, Bob Gourley may well rank among the most prolific. His publication, the Threat Brief, is a must-read daily and he also publishes CTOvison.com, helps with OODA Loop, and is fairly active on the LinkedIn platform called Pulse.
He’s got a lot to offer too.
After serving as a Naval intelligence officer for 20 years, he went on to work in a variety of related roles in government and corporations alike. Today he also runs a due diligence firm called Crucial Point, LLC, which examines the veracity of security products for enterprise clients – in addition to his publishing endeavors.
Even amid all his accomplishments and work tempo, Mr. Gourley is approachable and gracious with his time. We had the opportunity to catch up with him for a question and answer (Q&A) session to get his take on some of the trends in the cybersecurity space.
1) How would you characterize the state of cybersecurity?
Dynamic. Cybersecurity has to be dynamic because the adversaries are dynamic. Adversaries are always changing, so our defenses have to always be changing. That’s something we’ve seen all throughout history. When an adversary wants something badly, they are going to keep fighting for it. In cybersecurity, that means they keep looking for the next vulnerability and trying to find ways to trick users to get what they want.