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Make Security Boring Again

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Make Security Boring AgainIn the public sector and feeling overwhelmed? Focus on the basics, as mind numbing as that may sound.

Cybersecurity is a fast-moving target, particularly in the public sector. With constantly changing mandates and compliance requirements, it is hard to keep up. Since the Office of Personnel Management compromise in 2015, government security leaders have been in overdrive trying to strengthen their organizations' security measures to stave off the next major breach. This focus on cybersecurity in the public sector has also made the "government needs to be more like industry" cry louder than ever. Unfortunately, it is also more wrong than ever.

I know this because I routinely hear from and ask questions of security leaders from both commercial and public sector organizations, and the top problems are categorically identical: talent recruitment and retention, skills gaps, budget challenges, and a constant stream of new threats for which to look...(continued)

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