Crucial Point founder and CTO Bob Gourley published a guest editorial at WhiteHawk.com on the topic of organizational cyber risk mitigation. This post, based on years of operational experience, begins:
Over the last two decades I have participated in cyber risk assessments across many economic sectors, including in government, the military, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, aviation, defense, manufacturing, and finance. I’ve had great opportunities to interact with business leaders and technologists in many of these organizations and have seen first-hand what it is like to struggle against a dynamic and never-ending threat.
Most firms today leverage a foundation of very similar technologies and there are trends in what information technology is used, even across different industries. All companies have Internet connectivity, and use a mix of PC’s and Macs and common off-the-shelf mobile devices. Firms all employ the same types of servers for their corporate IT and everyone is moving to the same cloud providers.
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