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In the Event of “Shutdown, Part 2,” Trust Your Instruments


There is a principle long held by pilots that says as follows: “You have to trust your instruments.” This principle can be applied to organizations seeking to ensure the security of cloud and other deployments while lacking adequate security expertise. “Trusting your instruments” or “automating your asset monitoring” becomes an essential approach to any organization facing a lack of expertise or any other workforce challenge.

I can’t think of any greater workforce challenge than the government’s recent shutdown, nor can I think of a better time to adopt the “trusting your instruments” approach to security. While specific security impacts of the recent shutdown are anyone’s guess, most experts agree that it was a “nightmare scenario for the country’s cybersecurity functions.” Not only was the country’s overall cyber posture weakened, but every time the government shuts down, confidence in the government as a leading employer of cyber professionals is weakened.

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