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The Single Cybersecurity Question Every CISO Should Ask

The answer can lead to a scalable enterprise security solution for years to come

In early December 2018, several major corporate breaches were made public. As the news was shared and discussed around my company, one of my colleagues jokingly asked, "I wonder if I can gift some of this free credit monitoring to my future grandchildren." It was a telling comment.

Today, every organization – regardless of industry, size, or level of sophistication – faces one common challenge: security. Breaches grab headlines, and their effects extend well beyond the initial disclosure and clean-up. A breach can do lasting reputational harm to a business, and with the enactment of regulations such as GDPR, can have significant financial consequences.

But as many organizations have learned, there is no silver bullet – no firewall that will stop threats. They are pervasive, they can just as easily come from the inside as they can from outside, and unlike your security team, who must cover every nook and cranny of the attack surface, a malicious actor only has to find one vulnerability to exploit.

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