Who’s Watching the Watchers?

In this episode of Cybersecurity (Marketing) Unplugged, Rasmussen also discusses:

  • Taking a holistic view of cybersecurity;
  • The biggest gaps in cybersecurity education today;
  • The best approach to zero trust;
  • And what was the root cause of SolarWinds: the attackers or incompetence. 

Jeremy Rasmussen is CTO at Abacode, a Managed Cybersecurity and Compliance Provider (MCCP). He is a cybersecurity expert (military, defense, and private sector) with 25+ years of experience in developing secure communications systems and providing cybersecurity consulting services throughout the world. Rasmussen is also a certified CISSP and white-hat ethical hacker.

One problem with many of the security solutions on the market today is that they brand themselves as the one tool that can accomplish security for you. But what happens when no one is watching the watchers, when the solution you’re trusting for the security of your organization has security issues itself? In response to this question, Rasmussen advises:

The new normal is this zero-trust type of thinking where we just assume we’re already compromised. So you need to segment everything, you need to authenticate everything through dual-factor authentication, you need to check for signatures of attack constantly, everywhere. And that’s the only way you’re going to be able to stop some of these attacks.