Unified Cyber Security Series

Featuring Gartner Analysts, Ruggero Contu & Lawrence Pingree

Today, the extensive library of tools, technologies, and processes available to protect an organization from cyber threats are overwhelming and, at the same time, offer underwhelming results. Regardless of security posture, threat actors have found ways to best even the most advanced solutions and professionals, leading to one common theme: there is no silver bullet. Instead, it is the unification of people, processes, and technology that offers the strongest defense and offensive opportunities against cybercriminals.

Combined, this concept and strategy is known as a collective defense. In place of siloed teams, disparate tools, and outdated processes, advanced security operations bring in collaboration, communication, and shared intelligence in an effort to further harden an organization’s security posture along with that of its peers. 

During our three-part series featuring Gartner analysts, we discussed the main elements of a collective defense strategy: security operations, threat intelligence, and incident response. In addition to these capabilities, we discussed situational awareness, the role automation plays in advanced security operations, and most importantly, insight from industry experts.

During this series, we learned about:

  • Building a collective defense
  • The state of cyber security and where it’s headed
  • The most significant challenges organizations face
  • And, how organizations are overcoming these challenges

Episode One: Managing Cyber Risk Through Situational Awareness and Threat Intelligence

Featuring Gartner analyst Ruggero Contu, episode one focused on how organizations can move to a proactive state by unifying their threat intelligence capabilities and improving their situational awareness. In addition to the analyst presentation, we had a panel discussion featuring several cyber security experts who have faced these challenges and how they have overcome them.

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Episode Two: Optimizing Security Operations to Achieve Greater Maturity

Featuring Gartner analyst Lawrence Pingree, episode two laid the groundwork for how security operations function today and the major challenges organizations face. After the analyst presentation, we hosted a panel discussion about successfully unifying and automating threat intelligence processes featuring Errol Weiss, Chief Security Officer at H-ISAC and Ahmed Pasha, Executive Director at Nomura.

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Episode Three: Unifying Cyber Security Functions and Capabilities

Featuring Gartner analyst Ruggero Contu, episode three dug into how a modern security organization functions and how to unify siloed processes. 

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