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Stop Mocking & Start Enabling Emerging Technologies

Mocking new technology isn't productive and can lead to career disadvantage

As security leaders, do we spend as much time trying to understand our businesses as we do trying to understand the threats we face? It seems that we focus intently on emerging threats, but what about emerging technology?

Successful adoption of emerging technology can lead to a competitive advantage. Yet we CISOs have a history of lambasting emerging technologies — cloud, mobile, machine learning, and now blockchain — discounting the value as "pure hype." This practice of mocking new technology isn't productive and can lead to career disadvantage.

Think about this scenario. A web application that is integral to a major new marketing campaign is about to launch and the security team is asked to assess it at the last minute. Sound familiar? As frustrating as this is, this scenario happens on a larger scale as a matter of course when it comes to emerging technology. Why?

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https://www.darkreading.com/risk/stop-mocking-and-start-enabling-emerging-technologies-/a/d-id/1334300