The Greatest Risk Is Not Doing a Risk Assessment

May 13, 2019
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Recently, I had an interesting discussion with the Dutch members of Parliament about cybersecurity. The politicians wanted to know my views on 5G security and what I thought about a cybersecurity tender put out by an association of 380 government municipalities. 

The tender aimed to acquire security products such as firewalls, endpoint protection systems, and CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) products, possibly from three different security vendors. 

I told them that this would be the wrong way to approach a cybersecurity tender. Protection from cyber threats is not just about buying siloed point products which provide discreet solutions to single problems. Nor does it depend on simply replacing one set of products with a slightly cheaper version. 

Effective cybersecurity requires a holistic strategy that begins with creating a risk assessment.  

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