Governance & Risk Management , IT Risk Management

Measuring Security Effectiveness in a Dynamic Threat Landscape

Verodin's Earl Matthews Shares Lessons Learned
Major General Earl Matthews (retired), senior vice president, Verodin

Strong business resilience metrics for measuring effectiveness, simpler networks and smaller tool sets are all needed to cope with the evolving threat landscape, says retired Major General Earl Matthews, senior vice president at Verodin.

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"We have struggled for a long time to understand if security controls are effective. And the problem has been that we've been managing cybersecurity based on assumptions," he says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, Gen. Matthews discusses:

  • Lessons from three decades of military experience in information systems;
  • The need to measure security effectiveness;
  • Developing robust security metrics.

Matthews, a retired major general of the U.S. Air Force., is senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Verodin.

About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.

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