Why Thinking Like Your Enemy Is A Valuable Strategy For Your Cybersecurity Portfolio


George Kurtz, CEO of CrowdStrike

For the past year, I’ve been examining why companies need to take a portfolio approach to their cybersecurity. By this, I mean that, similar to a financial portfolio, companies simply can’t have everything — there are too many threats out there, so companies need to allocate their dollars wisely to ensure the most important aspects of their organization are protected.

During this series, I’ve relied on the framework from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which covers five functions companies must address in cybersecurity:

  1. Identify
  2. Protect
  3. Detect
  4. Respond
  5. Recover

But I’ve also created my recommendations on how to determine the right portfolio for your business, with another five step guide:

  1. Determine needs
  2. Allocate spending according to risk
  3. Design your portfolio
  4. Choose the right products
  5. Rebalance as needed

My overall point throughout  these articles has been that no company, and no technology

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