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Why cyber hygiene isn't enough

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jun 22, 2016.

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    In numerous discussions and forums recently, the conversation about the need for a risk management approach to cybersecurity has quickly devolved into a discussion about cyber hygiene and, ultimately, a discussion about compliance (with perhaps some simple metrics thrown in).

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    This pattern of following a difficult, but business-oriented discussion of risk to a trivial oversimplification is common within government and industry circles—and even among the most sophisticated CISOs. What we really need, however, is a holistic risk framework and a solid commitment to risk-based measurements in order to accurately understand and defend against the most serious cybersecurity threats facing our country. Too often we focus solely on cyber hygiene, while important, doesn’t fully address the more severe risks organizations face with increasing frequency.

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