In this episode of “Life of a CISO,” hosted by Dr. Eric Cole, Dr. Cole emphasizes the significance of addressing the right problems within the realm of cybersecurity. He highlights how often organizations are quick to invest in new technologies without fully assessing the underlying issues. Dr. Cole draws attention to the common misstep of acquiring more security tools without a corresponding increase in personnel to manage and respond to alerts effectively. He presents a clear choice: either augment the team by hiring more security professionals or fine-tune the existing technology to generate a manageable number of critical alerts. Dr. Cole’s insightful perspective underscores the need for a strategic approach to risk reduction and the importance of avoiding hasty, tech-centric solutions that can exacerbate problems in the long run.

In this episode:

  • 1:00– Introduction
  • 3:00-Self-perception
  • 6:00– Rushing to technology
  • 7:00– Insisting on clarity
  • 9:00– Perseverance
  • 12:00– Accountability for incidents
  • 18:00– Automatic defense
  • 25:00 What risks are you willing to accept?