Time for a Clean Sweep of the Cybersecurity Desk

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Cybersecurity in 2014 has burned itself up like a mythical Phoenix, glowing brightly and drawing attention from the global audience.  In 2015 cybersecurity will be reborn from the ashes, still a Phoenix glowing with fire and vigor, but also something completely new. 

As we move into 2015, it is time to let go of all the news, incident reports, short-term metrics indicators, exploit details, and vulnerability analysis.  Our industry is vibrant and changes at a dizzying pace.  Everything goes stale very fast.  With innovation and creativity running rampant with active attackers, we will not only experience a slew of new events, but entirely new types of activities, target profiling, methods, and even players.  Cybersecurity focus can turn upside down every six to nine months. 

So, it is time to wipe the desk clear of the stacks of reports and research to start fresh.  We cannot keep what is old.  We must have an open mind to look forward and not be anchored to an outdated past.  Let it go. 

As for me, I will be reviewing my 2014 predictions to see where I my trusty crystal ball did not fail me and where I missed the mark for the year.  Feel free to take a look for yourself and let me know how you think I did.  I appreciate and value opinions.  This prepares and humbles me for penning the forthcoming 2015 cybersecurity predictions.

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Matthew Rosenquist is a Cybersecurity Strategist for Intel Corp and benefits from 20+ years in the field of security. He specializes in strategy, measuring value, and developing cost effective capabilities and organizations which deliver optimal levels of security. Matthew helped with the formation of the Intel Security Group, an industry leading organization bringing together security across hardware, firmware, software and services. An outspoken advocate of cybersecurity, he strives to advance the industry and his guidance can be heard at conferences, and found in whitepapers, articles, and blogs.