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IDG Contributor Network: How to create effective cyber strategy

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 21, 2015.

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    The task of crafting or revising cyber strategy is one that keeps many consultants and chief security officers up at night. The process might be intense, but the underlying fundamentals are straightforward.

    1. Know yourself, know your business, know the battlefield

    When I joined my unit in July of 2002 the President had declared major combat operations (in Iraq) over. Soon it became apparent that meant we were no longer fighting a uniformed enemy. The Iraqi Army may have surrendered, but now we were fighting an insurgency. The tactics, techniques, and procedures we used to fight a uniformed force were no longer applicable. To succeed we had to assess our unit's capabilities (know yourself) in light of our mission (know your business), and understand the face of the new enemy (know the battlefield).

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