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Critical Infrastructure Under Cyber Siege: How to Respond

Brad Brooks Shares Insights About Heightened Threats to Evolving Defenses
Brad Brooks, CEO, Censys

The alarming reality of heightened cyberthreats extends from vulnerable home office routers all the way to essential water supply systems, warned Brad Brooks, CEO at Censys, who explained the intricate web of cyber risks entangling critical infrastructure.

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"From the standpoint of defenders, you have increased frequency, increased severity of attacks. This is resulting in a big change in an organization's security approach toward defending, particularly with mid- to large-sized companies," Brooks said. "They are not buying off-the-shelf products anymore. It's really evolving in terms of how they bring people in, what they're looking for in the types of products that they're buying to manage this threat much more effectively."

Brooks advises organizations to reassess their cybersecurity needs when shopping for cyber insurance, seeking solutions that align with their evolving security strategies and the changing threat landscape.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Brooks also discussed:

  • Why the healthcare, financial services and government sectors are attractive targets for cyberattackers;
  • The importance of qualified personnel;
  • The impact of geopolitical tensions on cyber risk, particularly in regions such as Asia and Eastern Europe.

Brooks has more than 25 years of experience in multiple roles in technology, from consumer and business applications and SaaS to network infrastructure. Before Censys, he held leadership positions at WeTransfer, OneLogin and ARC Document Solutions.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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