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June 8, 2024 18 mins

In this episode of the Business of Tech Lounge, host Dave Sobel delves into the world of cybersecurity, questioning the effectiveness of the industry's focus on selling expensive solutions over practical ones. He highlights the growing global spending on security and risk management, projected to reach $215 billion, and discusses the need for cybersecurity measures in the face of rising cyber threats and attacks.


Sobel engages in a conversation with Paul Bedi and Dave Schwartz about tying security investments to business outcomes and the importance of benchmarking security measures against industry peers. They emphasize the need for a cost-benefit analysis and a minimum service level in cybersecurity solutions. The discussion also touches on the significance of preparing for downtime and the cost of not implementing security measures.


The episode shifts focus to the topic of talent recruitment in the tech industry, with a discussion on micro internships as a way for small businesses and managed services providers to engage with colleges and universities. Sobel explores the benefits of these short-term, skill-based projects in building a recruitment channel and providing valuable experience for both parties.


Sobel concludes the episode by emphasizing the importance of simplifying security offerings to focus on key areas such as passkeys, strong identity security, backup disaster recovery, and MDR. He encourages listeners to prioritize these essential security measures and engage in discussions about the evolving landscape of cybersecurity solutions. The episode ends with a call for questions and feedback from the audience to shape future discussions on the show.



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