“Elevating Your Vantage Point”: The Importance of Evaluating Your Current Cybersecurity Posture

In our recent webinar, “Elevating Your Vantage Point: The State of Your Current Cybersecurity Posture,” Myriad’s consulting solution architect Michael Morganelli is joined by Heather Axworthy, Senior Cybersecurity Engineer at Palo Alto Networks, to discuss the importance of understanding your current cybersecurity posture, as well as best practices. In this part 2 of a 3-part series, “Elevating Your Vantage Point” helps viewers define the gaps that exist between a security posture’s current state and its ideal state.

The presentation starts with an overview of the threat landscape, how it has evolved in terms of both method of attack and who is conducting these attacks, and how it plays a role in evaluating your current infrastructure. After providing a breakdown of the latest facts and figures regarding the legal and cleanup costs of a breach to an organization, Axworthy breaks down the less tangible costs of a breach, including reputation damage and supply chain interruption. The correlation between the number of breaches businesses report each year and workforces becoming more global, remote and mobile is also described. Axworthy discusses how to apply these findings to planning your cybersecurity strategy.

Next, Morganelli gives reasons why visibility may be lacking within your infrastructure before talking about tool fatigue, a common pitfall within the tech industry, and the problems that arise when disparate systems are not able to communicate with each other. He also sheds light on the three important types of tools to expedite the process of defining your current state, how to ensure the right people are involved, and strategies to get all stakeholders to speak a common language. Before a Q&A session, Morganelli and Axworthy touch upon the right questions to ask when choosing a cybersecurity partner.

To view the webinar in its entirety, visit: https://go.myriadsupply.com/CurrentStateWebinar_Recording.

Stay tuned for the third and final part of our webinar summer series, “Agile Project Management for Cybersecurity 101” on September 26th. You can register here.