Prioritizing Business Needs over Tools for Cost-Effective Protection – Lenny Zeltser, Mayeuresh Ektare – BSW #306
Cybersecurity teams today are inundated with tools that provide an abundance of alerts and data about threats, gaps, vulnerabilities and everything in between. While security tools are critical to operating a cybersecurity program and produce helpful data, they should never dictate an organization’s cybersecurity strategy. Instead, Mayeuresh Ektare, SVP of Product Management at Brinqa, explains why business priorities should be the foundation for any company’s cybersecurity strategy.
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Economic uncertainty has forced IT and security leaders to be more cautious than ever when increasing spending and team size. Suh dynamics give CISOs and CIOs an opportunity to demonstrate value by going beyond “merely” defending the organization from threats. We can contribute toward the organization’s efforts to constrain costs by looking inward at existing tools and assets to understand deployment, usage, and value. We can do this by ensuring the company is making the most of what it already has – and eliminating the spend that’s not being utilized in the most effective way.
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Lenny Zeltser designs security solutions and shepherds them to a sustainable state. As the CISO of Axonius, he leads the security program to earn customers’ trust and fuel the company’s growth. In his prior roles, he built security products and services at companies such as NCR. Lenny helps shape cybersecurity practices by teaching at SANS Institute and sharing knowledge through writing, speaking, and community projects. He used to be hands-on in many areas of cybersecurity and IT. Now he focuses on strategy and leadership, treating security as an enabler that helps companies achieve their goals. Outside of work, Lenny loves cooking for his family and friends.
Mayuresh has more than 20 years of product management experience in enterprise security, networking, and SaaS. At Brinqa, he is responsible for all aspects of product management, product strategy, and technology partnerships.