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Red, White and Blue Make Purple

Vulnerability scanning, penetration testing and red teams are the main detective controls for residual cyber risk – i.e. the risk that remains given controls already in place. Vulnerability scanning...

Red, White and Blue Cybersecurity Risks

Cybersecurity is moving away from using threats, vulnerabilities and exploits as the management metaphor towards risk-based cybersecurity management. Using risk terminology, penetration testing is a standard detective control used...

Lack of Standard Metrics

Lack of standard metrics to measure, manage and benchmark cyber risk limits security efficiency and effectiveness, making it difficult to prioritize and coordinate cyber defenses Single security truth from...

Fragmented technologies

Organizations’ cyber security stack consist of 100-150 different disconnected point tools or technologies making it difficult to assess and act on the big picture. Organizations based their security operations...

Constantly Shifting Business Needs

In today’s modern world business needs are constantly shifting, IT and cyber risk landscape require a constant stream of attention and resources. CISOs role isn’t just about security, but...

Is Cyber Security Fit-to-Purpose?

ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) is a set of detailed practices for IT service management (ITSM) that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business. ITIL is used by CIOs (especially...

Cyber security: Emphasize Protect or Detect?

I am a subscriber to the NIST cyber security framework school of thought. Even though it is officially called the “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” it isn’t just about securing...

Measuring the Value of Cyber Security

A value-driven approach to cyber security would help businesses understand where to spend their cyber security budget, and how much to budget. One way to estimate how to spend...

5 Indicators a Market is Ripe for a Platform

What is a Platform? The word “platform” even though it is used quite often, is a chameleon word – meaning different things in different contexts and to different people....

The Pure Platform Approach

Another option for starting a platform is a pure platform play, in essence, “let’s bet the bank that we guessed right approach”. This is an expensive approach since you...

Emergent Platform Approach is Best

The best way to create a platform combines an immediate solution approach with an emergent platform play. It requires a market ripe for a platform (see my earlier post...

The Accidental Platform

Creating a platform is the embodiment of the chicken and egg problem. If there are no consumers – producers have no one to sell to. If there are no...