How Government Regulations Can Aid Cybersecurity Defenses

Drawbridge CISO Simon Eyre authored this piece, originally featured in Security Boulevard.

“In cybersecurity […] we all have a responsibility to ensure that our threat defenses are up-to-date, that our teams are educated and aware of common threats, and that we gather, store and use sensitive data appropriately. But we must also be conscious of our responsibilities as part of the wider community, adhering to regulations and government legislation, just as we would in other areas.”

Simon Eyre, Chief Information Security Officer, Drawbridge

Click through to read the full article, in which Simon discusses important topics such as:

  • The interdependencies that shape our collective responsibility to maintain strong cybersecurity
  • A brief overview of regulators’ priorities
  • What a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) is and why it matters
  • The case for collaboration between government and industry

Simon closes with a message of optimism: Around the world, public and private entities are embracing collaboration in the face of ever-increasing threats. Growing regulation in the realm of cybersecurity serves to foster the high standards and transparency required to keep up with, and remain one step ahead, of bad actors.

“The world is only going to get more regulated. While this can sometimes seem suffocating, the proper rules and government input can have immense value when it comes to cybersecurity. Creating standards so everyone operates consistently, improving the sharing of threat intelligence and ensuring that all entities have access to up-to-date information will help everyone, both public and private, to deal with the latest attacks. It is only through this ongoing cooperation, across the ecosystems all entities operate in, that will ensure threat actors are frustrated in their efforts to hurt critical infrastructure and businesses.”

Simon Eyre, Chief Information Security Officer, Drawbridge