Scott Estes, Director, Site Reliability, Infrastructure, and Security, Dycom Industries

Maintaining a Love/Hate Relationship with Modern Assets

  • Modern assets are forcing a new way of approaching security, whereby everyone in the organization must take security seriously and understand the potential consequences of even the simplest action.
  • Security teams are no longer the gating factor they once were. Security needs to be built in at every level and as early in each process as possible.

“If everyone is thinking about security, (think neighborhood watch) as they go about their daily routines, the overlooked, “little” things that can lead to some of the massive data breaches we’re seeing today can be accounted for properly.”

“There is always a vulnerability somewhere,” says Scott Estes, director of site reliability, DevOps, and security for a major provider of construction services for the telecom industry, “ if you incorporate new technologies into the business without carefully planning for attacks , you’re going to open up the company to liability.” This is especially true when it comes to dealing with modern assets such as the cloud infrastructure and mobile applications. “As technology becomes a bigger part of our lives, and businesses take their non-technical audiences and start injecting their jobs with technology, they don’t always understand the consequences,” he comments.

This is an excerpt from Reducing Cyber Exposure From Cloud to Containers. The eBook was generously sponsored by Tenable.