Jun 12 2019

Cisco Live 2019: Why Fear Shouldn’t Rule Your Company’s Security Posture

Make no mistake: Fear is a potent and powerful motivator when it comes to human behavior. But it's also wildly unpredictable and can lead to unanticipated and ineffective outcomes. While fear of being breached or losing essential company information will always be a part of the security burden for organizations, if we can successfully shift the conversation around security away from fear, we can greatly consider, evaluate and mitigate those risks that pose the biggest danger to our companies. We spoke with several IT experts to get their two cents on how we can and should strive to remove fear from our companies' security postures.

Check out more of our coverage from Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego here.


    • Steve Wojnicki, Manager, Security Solutions, CDW
    • Russ Currie, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy, NETSCOUT
    • Greg Smalley, Principal Field Solution Architect - Security, CDW

Video Highlights

  • Fear evokes unpredictable, emotional outcomes which aren't helpful for planning and anticipating attacks, which is needed for cybersecurity.
  • You need to ensure you have the ability to address risk readily and completely across your organization.
  • Before you can look at how to defend against a breach, you have to know where your weaknesses lie.