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A term called “Data-Driven Defense Evangelist” thrown during the meeting, I have googled it and what I can gather is that are computer systems inefficient in security defenses that most companies assume that they can easily be breached in turn get or setup “A data-driven computer security defense” that will assist right threats and defenses (in other words, weak computer setup replaced by string secure computer system). But I didn’t see anything about the evangelist part.

May I know what is the role for Data-Driven Defense Evangelist’ and what computers or tools falls under this description?

Answer 1

Coined as a role to go towards more quantifiable risk-base defence in which each defender should constantly ask themselves

  • “Are we focusing on the right threats?”
  • “Are we deploying the most effective mitigations?” and
  • “Do we need to change anything?”

One example holding this role is Roger A. Grimes; Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, KnowBe4, Inc.

Much of the decision making for defence has been control or even solely compliance driven. So to better strategy is to invest in key defence that can mitigate the key impactful risk caused by targeted threat actors. Attacker just need one compromised one weakness to penetrate in while defender had to cover all grounds.

The use of MITRE ATT@CK has serves well in articulating the kill chain and with those telemetries collected in each stage of tactics, defender can shift left for more proactive preventive measures to reduce atfack surface and shift right for robust response taking on assumed breach mindset.

Learn more: 3 steps to conquer cyber-attacks through a data-driven defence

Answer 2

Check the following webinar by Roger Grimes, KnowBe4’s Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, who will teach how you can close your organization’s most critical third-party security gaps by taking a data-driven approach to identifying, understanding, and acting on risk.

On-demand webinar: ‘A Data-Driven Approach for Your Third-Party Risk Management Processes’ presented by KnowBe4

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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