Chris Kubic is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Fidelis Cybersecurity. Kubic brings with him more than 30 years of experience driving Information Assurance and Cybersecurity initiatives... Read More
We are one month out from RSA Conference 2020 and Fidelis is excited to be joining our industry peers in San Francisco. The theme of this year’s RSA Conference is especially interesting to us, as it focuses on the human element of cybersecurity. The human element is an often-overlooked aspect of modern cybersecurity, which tends to focus on the latest and greatest in emerging technologies. And while there are no magic quadrants or best-in-class designations for the human element of cybersecurity, it remains an extremely important component of an organization’s defensive strategy.
Cyber terrains are rapidly expanding, driven by growing cloud applications, rising network traffic, additional endpoints, and a surge of BYOD devices – the list goes on and on. As a result, cybersecurity personnel have more to do than ever and organizations everywhere are overwhelmed with the growing number and sophistication of threats. The cyber skills shortage is a well-known problem across both industry and government, as is the ever-present problem of analyst alert fatigue.
This is because security philosophy and architecture have not been traditionally built with the human element in mind. As more an more technology has been added to security stacks (usually in the form of ad-hoc point solutions added to address the latest threat) it has become harder for security professionals to maintain holistic visibility of their environment. Blind spots begin to emerge as security products are incorporated into the stack without a guiding strategy for integrating new solutions with the rest of the security stack. On the flip side, many security products have overlapping capabilities, leading to unwanted redundancy that bombards security teams with an endless stream of duplicative alerts that must be painstakingly correlated and triaged.
Meanwhile, the cost of failure is higher than ever. According to Ponemon, the average cost of a data breach in the US is over $8 million. Threat actors are dwelling in networks for months at a time, with the average time to identify a threat clocking in at 197 days, and another 97 days to contain it after that. This should emphasize just how important it is to ensure that security architectures are working for, and not against, the cyber warriors at their core.
At Fidelis, this is why the cyber warrior is at the heart of our cybersecurity philosophy. We are a company rooted in a long history of cyber warriors, with expertise cultivated on the front lines of the intelligence and defense communities. We know firsthand how important it is to center the human element of cybersecurity.
The Fidelis platform is dedicated to arming cyber warriors with the tools they need to thrive on the frontlines of the cyber battlefield. Our strategy is focused on providing security experts with a decisive advantage by empowering them with the advanced capabilities and customization that they need to act in the face of constantly evolving threats.
So how can organizations position their cyber warriors for success? Here are 5 tips for putting the human element at the front and center of your security strategy:
If you are interested in learning more about how Fidelis helps your cyber warriors gain the decisive advantage over attackers, be sure to visit us at RSA at BOOTH #1441 to: