How do you close the doors in an open world? Any critical infrastructure of any kind, hardware or software, must now be seen through the lens of vulnerability. Putting on this lens at Confluence was a panel of cyber defenders: Thomas Leen, CISO, BHP; Tony Baird, CTO, Vodafone NZ; and Vishal Salvi, CISO, Infosys. The moderator for this traversal of the cyberscape was Greg Adamson, Associate Professor & Enterprise Fellow Cyber Security, University of Melbourne School of Engineering.
What emerged from scrutinising the state of the security art was the need for balance. While new sophisticated threat actors and vectors pose a different kind of danger, there are bigger dangers lurking within the enterprise: ignorance and legacy. So be paranoid about what's surfacing, but never take your eyes off the basics.
Increasingly cyber-attacks are not so targeted, and it is indiscriminate. You don't need to really be a target to be a victim.