'Segmentation is the most important aspect of securing data' Phil Quade, Author of Digital Big Bang and CISO at Fortinet Click To Tweet
A new perspective on federal IT: a Digital Big Bang. Our guest today is Phil Quade, the Chief Information Security Officer for Fortinet. We normally look at how new technology can help federal information technology professionals reach their goals, today we take a new approach. We talk about looking at cybersecurity from a detached view. The parallel is drawn between creation theory called “The Big Bang” and the what is happening today.
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Phil Quade is a well know expert in the area of cybersecurity. He started off his career at the National Security Agency and made several transitions to end up as the CISO of Fortinet. He has recently published a book titled, “The Digital Big Bang. Hard Stuff. Soft Stuff. And the future of cybersecurity.
He thesis is that the dominant view on creation these days is a concept call the Big Bang. Something emits from nothing. This is a question that has philosophers and astrophysicists debating ceaselessly.
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Here is the link to The Digital Big Bang.
The reason this concept is important for federal information technology is that the book is a compendium of 33 authors, most who have had deep experience in federal technology. The topics include strategy, patching, training, cryptography, access control, and even human frailty.
In his book, Phil argues that we are in the middle of another kind of transition. He submits that today many pieces of the digital world are creating a kind creation moment that is different from anything that has come before; hence the phrase “digital” big bang.