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Interview: Michael Figueroa
Michael is a security community thought leader with over 20 years of experience in business, government, and non-profit organizations designing security programs, building information sharing collaborations, and advising state and federal government executives. He has worked with organizations across market sectors spanning the size spectrum from large enterprises to early-stage startups.
Making Security More Accessible To All
The cybersecurity community too often treats incidents through a flawed lens of idealism when blaming organizations for poor cyber defenses. We tend to evangelize absolute security control approaches that dismiss context and discount the underlying complexity of the problem space, particularly that most organizations cannot support employees with security expertise. Rather than blaming those who lack access to security expertise for their failure to budget for or implement what the community considers to be basic defenses, we need to learn how to help organizations bootstrap cybersecurity based on what they have readily available to improve the overall business cyber defense ecosystem.