If You Protect Everything, Are You Protecting Anything?

Government Technology Insider | October 12, 2018

With Nate Cash, Senior Network Security Engineer

For decades, cybersecurity professionals have been tasked with protecting organizational IT assets, whether hardware, software, systems, or data. But have they been setting priorities for cybersecurity?

This is a monumental task, especially when the technology environment not only continues to change but is accelerating – just look at the spread of the Internet of Things. IT folks may be told to protect “everything,” but they know it’s an impossible task. They don’t have unlimited resources, after all.

In particular, organizations suffer from a skills gap.