Greater Focus From Boards, Regulators
Corporate boards and government regulatory agencies are really starting to pay attention to ensure that businesses under their jurisdiction have adequate practices in place to defend themselves, according to McAfee CTO Steve Grobman. Organizations are increasingly realizing that need to set aside enough money to bring in the right technology and people even if cybersecurity wasn’t a traditional priority.
The financial services and defense and industrial sectors figured out the importance of cybersecurity early on, Grobman said. And more recently, Grobman said businesses in other sectors have been upping their game as they’ve come to understand the impact an advanced cyberattack could have on their operations.
Defending organizations requires a combination of the right technology and the right people, and Grobman said McAfee has trained cyberoperators with the skills to go head-to-head against adversaries. There have been some good steps forward, but Grobman said the world still has a long way to go to deliver defense that’s consistent against high-quality adversaries.