Simplify, Then Add Lightness – Why We Need Simplicity to Better Defend Ourselves
Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus, claimed he preferred cars that were lighter and easier to drive than horsepower-heavy machines that could barely turn. That simple choice led to accolades across the world and better cars.
Today’s cybersecurity market faces a similar dilemma – do we continue to build heavily layered security systems with numerous tools that are hyper-specific, if “best-in-class”, or is it time to start removing bloated stacks in favor of agility?
Join Cynet’s Chief Security Strategist, Chris Roberts, as he breaks down why the current state of cybersecurity lends itself to Chapman’s “simplify, then add lightness” philosophy for a better future. In this panel, we’ll discuss:
- The need for tools to be integrated and communicative.
- Why we dispense with unnecessary and redundant features, even if they sound important.
- How many tools do we actually use versus how many we have
- How we can start thinking about building lighter, more agile security systems with fewer, better tools.
Chris Roberts, Cynet Chief Security Strategist
Chris is a renowned researcher focusing on counter threat intelligence and vulnerability research within the Information Security industry. Since the late 90’s Chris has been deeply involved with security R&D, consulting, and vCISO services to help protect and defend organizations against various types of attack. As one of the well-known hackers and researchers, Chris is routinely invited to speak at industry conferences and is regularly featured on CNN, The Washington Post, WIRED, and numerous other media publications.