By Jon Munshaw.
Welcome to this week’s edition of the Threat Source newsletter that’s going to be a little different, but bear with me.
In honor of the NFL Draft starting this evening — an event that Cisco is helping to secure — I thought it’d be appropriate to look at building a cybersecurity team from the ground up. As an avid NFL fan (go Browns!) I’m always thinking about what I would do if I was a general manager in a draft room. This year, if I was building a football team, I’d be steering clear of Aidan Hutchinson and Travon Walker early on and trying to trade back and take receivers like Chris Olave or Garrett Wilson.
But cybersecurity is also a team sport. You need a layered model to ensure your organization stays safe from everyday vulnerabilities, state-sponsored actors and everything in between. To build that team, we need to go through seven rounds of selections to build out the ultimate roster of security tools and skills that everyone needs to keep their organization secure (obviously, some of these are a bit tongue-in-cheek, if you want honest to goodness security advice, reach out