Information security: Understanding a global picture in a local context
Posted on 07 February 2013.
"Think globally, act locally" is a phrase now cliche because it expresses an incontrovertible and immediately graspable truth. The global/local concept applies when it comes to mobilizing globally collected cyber threat data which in turn informs local IT operations against hackers and criminals.

Of note, data collections spanning the globe don't appear magically out of the blue, nor can they be engineered by just "anybody". This crowdsourced data must come from IT operations all across the world to be collected, analyzed, and actioned. It's a 7x24 cycle requiring the collective actions of organizations contributing to a mutually beneficial result.

Here's a video with John Steward, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Cisco:






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