In the past year or so, I’ve seen some of my customers partner with higher education to inject their brand-specific security needs into the curriculum; others are focused on recruiting prior military members looking to fight a different kind of battle, and a small handful more recently turning to the latest ML and security orchestration the market has to offer.
As I work with these organizations to support them with professional services engagements or managed security offerings, I’ve observed that there isn’t a one size fits all approach.
While I’ve seen the MSSP market continue to grow exponentially, the brightest minds I interact with still find great value in educating their leadership and user population around the evolving threat landscape. I’ve heard it a dozen times in the last few months; a security leader boasting of a grand vision that would take 5 years to deliver on and therefore remains unfunded.
As more and more organizations continue to overlook the importance of a formal security awareness program, I’ll expect the next census to report 3 in 6 CISO’s are now turning to alternative ways of coping with their stress.