Enterprise Security organizations often find themselves caught between the ever-changing needs of the agile business, and the ever-present, ever-evolving threats to that business. At the same time – all too often we security professionals get caught up in “shiny object syndrome” which leads us to spend poorly, allocate resources unwisely, and generally de-couple from the organization we’re chartered to defend. Knowing how to defend begins with knowing what you’ll be defending, why it is worth defending, and who you’ll be defending from… and therein lies the trick. This blog takes the issue of enterprise security head-on, challenging outdated thinking and bringing a pragmatic, business-aligned, beyond the tools perspective … so follow the Wh1t3 Rabbit and remember that tools alone don’t solve problems, strategic thinkers are the key.
Rafal (Principal, Strategic Security Services)
Sometimes the posts I write inspire others to write ones that are even better based on their personal experiences - this is one of those blog posts! Tero Hanninen has been involved in migrating one of those ultra-legacy systems for a few years, and it turns out his process reads like a horror novel for IT people. Heed the lesson, learn from his experience - and enjoy one of my favorite (to date) reader contributions ... thank you to Tero for his fantastic contribution!