Making the Shift to Human-Centered Security

Making the Shift to Human-Centered Security

Traditionally in cybersecurity, technology is the central focus. Adversaries act; security controls respond. But Richard Ford of Forcepoint says it is time to change the dynamic with a shift to human-centered security.

The traditional, tech-centric approach cedes too much control to the attackers, says Ford, Chief Scientist at Forcepoint. "Essentially, they are playing the tune, and we're dancing to it," Ford says. "We're very focused on threats. When I think of human-centered security, it's that point of contact between the human and the data, and making certain that the data is most available and most valuable to you, but also most protected when it's most at risk."

Download this interview transcript about the shift to human-centered security to learn more about:

  • The rationale behind making the shift;
  • The tools and skills necessary;
  • How human-centered security will aid response to modern attacks such was WannaCry and Petya.

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