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JUL 2017

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SEC u RIT y S y STEMS NEWS July 2017 suppliers 27 have the luxury of time and motiva- tion and they are always going to change their attack techniques." Mike Hrabik, CTO and regional CEO, U.S., NTT Security, said in the report that the sophistication of attack techniques continues to rapidly evolve. "We have more data than ever before as the number of connected devices increases daily," he said. "These innovations only increase challenges to secure this inter- connected and expanding attack surface. This clarifies the need for detection policies and procedures along with an orchestrated defense, which includes advanced response capabilities in order to ensure that these innovative technologies are properly protected from evolving on how much your loss potential is but it also helps with your spending, especially with tight budgets," he explained. "An assessment tells you where your largest loss potential is, helps you figure out a budget to fix those things, and helps you spend your money wisely." Kraus said that the next step is getting those on the C-Suite level—the CSOs, CEOs and CFOs, for example—to create a cyberse- curity roadmap for the next 3- to 5 years to reduce losses over that period. "You may have to invest $1 million but if that is going to save you $3- to $4 million over a 5-year period, I think that is money well spent. But I don't see those on the C-level having these conversations yet," he said. Steven Bullitt, vice president, Threat Intelligence & Incident Response, GTIC, NTT Security, said in the announcement, "Our end goal is not to create fear, uncertainty threats. Developing a mature and proactive security approach is essential to protecting and defend- ing agile and dynamic environments against increasingly opportunistic and targeted threats." Kraus pointed out that although awareness is improving, he is still not seeing organizations doing as much as they should on the risk assessment front. The assessment is not only "a qualitative or quantitative analysis and doubt or to overcomplicate the current state of the threat landscape, but to make cybersecurity interest- ing and inclusive for anyone facing the challenges of security attacks, not just security professionals. We want to ensure everyone is educated about these issues and understands that they have a personal responsi- bility when it comes to the protec- tion of their organization, and that the organization has an obligation to help them do so." SSN Continued from page 22 s ia success overcoming public safety security challenges." In addition to looking at emerging technologies, such as autonomous systems and unmanned vehicles, the work- ing group is creating a Tactical Solutions Handbook, a work- ing document that will be the working group's "first deliver- able," said Surfaro. " A w h i l e a g o w i t h Homeland Security Science and Technology we had some great success together with SIA in publishing a Video Quality handbook," he explained. "But now things are not just about video—they are about access control, acoustic sensing and signal detection, thermal imag- ing, screening techniques, body worn cameras, license plate technology, explosives detection—to name just a few." The working group should have four- to five chapters of the handbook ready by the fall, said Surfaro. "Each chapter will have a structure where a SME leads each chapter, and then has contributors," he explained. Surfaro said the handbook will benefit greatly from having so many different perspectives. "We need to be agile enough to be able to work with mul- tiple practitioner groups and leverage the SIA membership, which is very far-reaching with a lot of solution providers, and they will have a tremendous opportunity to contribute to the working group and to this handbook." Another goal with the hand- book is to provide a guide for matching the different types of emerging threats today with an appropriate tactical solu- tion. SSN Continued from page 25 n TT

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