Security decisions should be based on verifiable data - facts - rather than opinions. I’ve seen the trend of CISOs and many security operators being impeded by the lack of transparency into security data, jaded by product features and marketing fluff and limited by their ability to glean high quality, data-driven insights to inform decision making. This is a problem that GRIMM is working to solve.
Last week the Director of National Intelligence released a Worldwide Threat Assessment. It’s fairly short and to the point (only 42 pages), but I wanted to summarize for those who don’t have time to read it and help apply it to enterprise defense. The main two things to take away from this report are: Threats: there are real threats against your organization, and Capabilities: it’s important to understand their capabilities.
Introduction Have you ever been trying to solve a systemic problem, like users getting infected by malware, and the only advice you get is completely impractical, such as to instruct users to not click on links or open attachments? This seems to be one of the top security recommendations lately, as if the solution was so simple. The good news is that there are some practical solutions out there for nearly every organization.
When I started GRIMM, I had a vision to tackle the greatest cybersecurity challenges that face our clients, industry and the greater business and government communities. Five years later, we have grown into a dynamic and passionate team who strives to make a better, more secure world through the independent research and the services we provide to clients. GRIMM takes deep pride in its dedication to education, innovation and technical problem solving.
One of the reasons I chose to come to GRIMM after leaving federal service earlier this year was because of one of the core principles held by the rest of the GRIMM Leadership team. That is the importance of educating the general public on the inherent cybersecurity risks in nearly everything touched on a daily basis, and of enabling future generations of cybersecurity experts, software developers, and computer engineers to solve these security challenges, as well as those of the future.
GRIMM is excited to be named a finalist in the Best Tech Work Culture category for the DC Timmy Awards. These awards, now in their third year, recognize technology work cultures that actively promote technical creativity, innovation, and learning in the DC area and celebrate the organizations that make innovation possible. Vote for GRIMM here! Sponsored by Tech in Motion, the DC-area business community can vote online through September 8th to help choose who represents the best of DC tech.