Reconsider Cybersecurity: Instead of Malware, Focus on the Data

“It’s time to change the way we think about cybersecurity.” That was the message I heard repeatedly in conversations and at keynote addresses at the OpenText Enfuse 2018 conference I attended in May.

“Security isn’t just around malware anymore,” said Lalith Subramanian, VP of Engineering for Analytics, Security and Discovery with OpenText. “It’s about data leakage.”

The amount of data companies use and store has become so large and cumbersome that it is more difficult to correlate and control. Organizations are too often careless in their behavior surrounding data. This leads to data seeping out of the company in different ways. Malware is still a threat, yes, but now information is siphoned through compromised privileged access… Read more