Complexity is Killing IT | Talks with Cybersecurity Experts

Presented by

Dr. Nicko van Someren - CTO & Josh Mayfield - Director of Security Strategy | Absolute

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Discover how and why organizations should focus on cyber resilience, with expert recommendations from Absolute’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Nicko van Someren. Organizations are investing more than ever in cybersecurity and yet device vulnerabilities and data breaches are also on the rise. How can organizations eliminate exposures before they become exploits and build a more resilient security stack? In conversation with Absolute’s Josh Mayfield, Nicko discusses the importance of endpoint visibility and control in countering the threats of cyber adversaries. He outlines how advances in machine learning and big data can be used to create more resilient IT systems, while also reducing the challenges of the cybersecurity skills gap. From kill chains to zero trust, data analytics and the role of cybersecurity frameworks like NIST, find out how security teams should invest their time and effort to minimize the risk of cyberattacks. Chapters: Q1: Why is cyber resilience so important and how can organizations become more resilient? 0:35 Q2: With the prevalence of kill chains, zero trust, and cybersecurity frameworks like NIST, is failure inevitable? 1:47 Q3: Can we compress the skills gap by leveraging the powers of AI and machine learning? 4:05 Q4: What’s the distinction between machine learning, artificial intelligence and linear regression? 5:37 Q5: How do we distinguish statistics from machine learning and how do they differ in being able to look for signals? 7:27 Q6: What data should organizations collect in order to be able to look for signals and avoid exposures? 9:43 Q7: What’s the best way of understanding how IT applications and agents are behaving together in a security ecosystem? 12:21 Q8: What practical steps can Chief Security Officers and Chief Information Officers take to make their organizations more resilient? 14:34

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