Monday Apr 10, 2023

#124 - Simple, Easy, & Cheap Cybersecurity Measures (with Brent Deterding)

Are you concerned about the security of your data? If so, you're in luck, because we have an incredible episode that has Brent Deterding discuss how to implement simple, easy, and cheap cybersecurity measures. 

One of the key takeaways from the episode is the importance of understanding, managing, and mitigating the risk of critical data being exposed, altered, or denied. Brent Deterding shares his top four tips for CISOs, which include implementing multi-factor authentication, device posture management, endpoint detection and response, and external patching. He emphasizes the importance of keeping things simple, easy, and cheap.

Overall, the episode emphasizes the importance of taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity and being prepared for potential cyber threats. Brett Dietrich shares his approach to reducing risk for his company when negotiating with underwriters.  Remember significant risk reduction is simple, easy, and cheap, so don't wait to implement these tools and strategies.

10 Immutable Laws of Security:



  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:05 How to Protect Your Organization's Critical Data
  • 01:43 Scenario of Protecting a Small Company
  • 08:01 The 10 Immutable Laws of Security
  • 14:26 Tips for CISOs
  • 15:30 Simple, Easy, & Cheap is a Technology State
  • 19:00 How Much Do You Care About Phishing Problems?
  • 20:46 How to a be successful at RSA?
  • 26:00 How to Enable the Business without Reducing Friction?
  • 28:37 How to Adopt the Australian Essential 8
  • 31:06 Team Platform vs Best of Bread
  • 33:00 Those with a fear of vendor lock-in are retired
  • 36:36 How to Save Money on Cyber Insurance
  • 38:27 How to implement the Four Hills Strategy (MFA, EDR, Device Posture Management, & Patch Management)
  • 40:57 How to Negotiate Effectively With Insurance Companies
  • 42:48: Getting Material Risk Reduction is Simple, Easy, and Cheap

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