We’ve spent the last several months in a bit of a surreal version of normal but there is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. When we emerge from the current environment, the reality is that we will be better off from a security perspective than we were when we went in. The additional need to increase the capacity of access of cloud-based apps, VPN or “other” have required us to think a lot harder about the security that comes along with this extra access to the point where “building it in” makes a lot more sense than “bolting it on.” […]

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework, initially issued in early 2014, outlines five functions with regard to cybersecurity risk: identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover. Of these functions, those on the far left encapsulate measures that could be considered pre-breach; those on the right, post-breach. Far too often, however, government agencies tip the scales too far to the left.