RedSeal Responds to the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Report

“Collaboration is about trust, and sharing information with government can be a tough sell to a skeptical business audience. But we must try to get it right. Sharing intelligence is a key to success. The military knows that.

It can be a key to success in cyber, too. As we work to close the trust gap, let’s also move ahead to set standards and let businesses and other organizations pick best-of-breed solutions for their networks. One size does not fit all.”

– RedSeal CEO Ray Rothrock


What is the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity?

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, established by President Obama early this year, completed and released its report on Dec. 1, 2016, providing detailed short-term and long-term recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors.

According NIST’s website:
The report emphasizes the need for partnerships between the public and private sectors, as well as international engagement. It also discusses the role consumers must play in enhancing our digital security. The report categorizes its recommendations within six overarching imperatives focused on infrastructure, investment, consumer education, workforce capabilities, government operations and requirements for a fair and open global digital economy.

What does the report mean for the current state of cybersecurity?

RedSeal executives have been quoted in several articles responding on the report’s findings:

How can RedSeal help an organization follow the report’s recommendations?

Even with the billions invested in hundreds of network security products, incidents, breaches, and failures are inevitable.

The most forward-thinking business leaders realize that the best approach is to make their networks resilient. Resilience is the ability to stay in business and minimize damage to your customers, your reputation, and your bottom line when the inevitable incident happens. Even though you can never prevent every attack, a resilient network can prevent an incident from becoming a breach, stopping an attacker in his tracks.

So how do you measure and manage your digital resilience? That’s where RedSeal’s security analytics platform comes in.