Secure Networks: Endace Packet Forensics Files

Episode 28: Tim Wade, Vectra AI

September 19, 2021 Michael Morris Season 1 Episode 28
Secure Networks: Endace Packet Forensics Files
Episode 28: Tim Wade, Vectra AI
Show Notes

In this episode of the Endace Packet Forensic files I talk with Tim Wade, Technical Director from the Office of the CTO at Vectra.AI, who shares his insights into the “SOC Modernization” trend and three pillars that he suggests require a change in thinking to ultimately be successful.

Tim starts with a fundamental change in philosophy - he suggests SOC teams need to shift from a “prevention” to a “resiliency” approach to cyberdefense. He illustrates the importance of taking incremental and iterative steps with monthly and even weekly measurement and review cycles to evaluate progress.

Tim suggests SOC teams need to better understand the rules of the game so they can step back and actively work to break them - because that is exactly what our treat actor adversaries are doing every day. Challenge everything and think like your opponent.

Finally, Tim advises CISOs that modernization needs to address challenges holistically. Not just focusing on technologies, but also ensuring they are working on people and processes and gaps in training, communication, and thinking.

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