The complexity of simplicity By Joe Levy, Chief Technology Officer, Sophos “Cybersecurity” is a term that encompasses a wide array of protective measures across several domains of specialized knowledge. In other words, security has a lot of parts. As security practitioners, it’s our mission not only to build the new tools needed to arrest threats effectively, but to help make sense of the wide-ranging nature of what constitutes security, in 2020 and beyond. We need to make sense of the security environment as much for ourselves as for the customers or clients we serve. Better understanding drives better decision making. Ultimately, this approach to security progresses us towards our goal of securing people and the information systems on which they depend. Every year, criminals adapt to the best defenses from operators and vendors in the industry. At the same time, defenders must protect systems and processes with new functionality (read: attack surface area) constantly being introduced, and with an ever-increasing global interdependency on these systems’ operation.