Sounil Yu, Cyber Defense Matrix


March 17th, 2020

35 mins 48 secs

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About this Episode

Former Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America, Sounil Yu, explains why he created the Cyber Defense Matrix framework and how organizations are using it to drive visibility and security decisions in multiple places. We discuss securing "cattle vs pets," the next era of security innovation, and the increasing security poverty line that hurts small- and medium-sized businesses.

Episode Links

  • Cyber Defense Matrix — The Cyber Defense Matrix helps us understand what we need organized through a logical construct so that when we go into the security vendor marketplace, we can quickly discern what products solve what problems and be informed on what is the core function of a given product. In addition, the Cyber Defense Matrix provides a mechanism to ensure that we have capabilities across the entire spectrum of options to help secure our environments.
  • Cyber Defense Matrix Reloaded — This is an update to the Cyber Defense Matrix briefing given at the 2019 RSA Conference. Cybersecurity practitioners can use this to organize vendors, find gaps in security portfolios, understand how to organize security measurements, prioritize investments, minimize business impact, visualize attack surfaces, align other existing frameworks, and gain a fuller understanding of the entire space of cybersecurity.