Are We Approaching Security Wrong?Cylance's Malcolm Harkins on Why Our Focus is Askew
Too many companies that provide cybersecurity solutions are failing to focus on helping organizations control risk at a reasonable cost, argues Malcolm Harkins, CISO at Cylance.
"In many ways, most ... of the organizations in the security industry profit from the insecurity of computing. So economically, they have no incentive to fundamentally address the issues," Harkins contends in an interview at the RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco.
"We should be trying to figure out the economic equilibrium so that the cost [of security] is essentially flattened or held steady relative to the growth of computing. I've always been trying to think about it in the context of having ... solutions that create a demonstrable and sustainable bend in my curve of risk, something that allows me to lower or maintain or flatten my total cost of controls."
In this exclusive interview (see audio link below photo), Harkins also discusses:
- Why the security industry needs to re-imagine its mission;
- Ransomware and how to defeat cyber-extortion;
- How Cylance distinguishes itself in a crowded anti-malware marketplace.
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