Blog CSO, Full Skope, Security Transformation More Security Tools Doesn’t Always Mean More Security. It Might Even Mean Less.
Jan 28 2021

More Security Tools Doesn’t Always Mean More Security. It Might Even Mean Less.

Even before the pandemic, many companies were undergoing significant transformation as they transitioned to cloud or hybrid architectures and grappled with problems caused by tool sprawl due to the quick adoption of many disparate tools. For some, COVID-19 and the rush to remote work fueled and exacerbated these challenges.

Businesses have undergone a massive amount of change recently, and there are no signs of that slowing down. As companies take on security, it’s important to remember that, when it comes to tools, more often isn’t “more.” Organizations that focus on optimizing their tools, cutting down on tool sprawl, and taking a strategic approach to transitioning to the cloud are poised for success as the world continues creating new demands for security.

In my latest article for Dark Reading, I break down the key factors organizations, and especially chief information security officers (CISOs), should keep in mind with their COVID-accelerated shift to the cloud, as well as where they’re running into trouble with tool sprawl and looking to implement new security solutions.

And if you’d like to further discuss how you’ve dealt with these factors, or how you’re combatting tool sprawl within your organization, connect with me on LinkedIn and we can chat about it further.

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Lamont Orange has more than 20 years of experience in the information security industry, having previously served as vice president of enterprise security for Charter Communications (now Spectrum) and as senior manager for the security and technology services practice at Ernst & Young.
Lamont Orange has more than 20 years of experience in the information security industry, having previously served as vice president of enterprise security for Charter Communications (now Spectrum) and as senior manager for the security and technology services practice at Ernst & Young.