From the Summer 2018 Issue

The Criticality of Context in Threat Intelligence

Gary R. Hayslip
Deputy Director and CISO | City of San Diego

Organizations commonly associate the purchase of the latest security technology to create a sense of protection from attacks. Unfortunately, cybersecurity is more than just hardware, software, or a new cloud service. Deploying security without context gives organizations a false sense of protection, making them less resilient and more vulnerable to the cyber incidents that they originally sought to prevent.

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) who understand the context which threats emerge within are better prepared to deploy the correct security controls and train their incident response teams. Context provides the CISO critical understanding about hazards facing their company and the . . .

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