Humility, Accountability And Creative Thinking Can Fix IT Security

Bill BourdonCrunch Network Contributor More posts by this contributor: Ad Tech Is Dead, Long Live Marketing Tech How to join the networkThe state of cybersecurity has reached full-blown systemic failure. The narrative goes something like this: Companies are spending massive amounts of money on technologies that don’t seem to be living up to their marketing messages. According to Gartner, $80 billion will be invested in IT security products in 2015 alone. Yet breaches persist. Anthem. Ashley Madison. Sony. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management. In most cases, the security teams at these organizations were using products in the upper right corner of the analyst firm’s myriad IT security market Magic Quadrants. They were following industry standard practices. While it’s always easier to point out the problem — and every vendor is doing it…


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