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Breaking through the cybersecurity bubble

At the recent RSA cybersecurity conference, interoperability and cooperation were a common theme, but not everyone is taking it seriously

For many in the cybersecurity space, the world revolves around the attack vector. Many security vendors narrowly focus on their version of the prevent, defend and respond paradigm—focusing on their purported supremacy and on making their case to get a piece of the enterprise security budget pie.

At the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco, however, there were some hopeful signs that this narrow view and myopic perspective is evolving—at least for some.

“Don’t draw lines that separate different fields. Draw connections that bring them together,” implored RSA CTO Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan in the opening keynote as he called for business-driven security. “In my experience, today’s security professionals must also draw connections between security details and business objectives.”

Chris Young, senior vice president and general manager of Intel Security, echoed these sentiments.

“The cybersecurity sector is the most fragmented in all of IT,” he said during his keynote. “None of us can go it alone. We must work together.”

Read the entire article at http://www.networkworld.com/article/3171693/security/breaking-through-the-cybersecurity-bubble.html.

As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers.

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