SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni Sees Shift in Cyber Defense Posture

Mark Testoni
Mark Testoni

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 10, 2015 — Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP (NYSE: SAP) National Security Services, said the defense community continues to move away from protecting the cyber domain using a one-dimensional approach, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday.

C4ISR & Networks said such shifts are making it harder and more costly for threat actors to breach systems.

“Cyber is now being understood as a warfare domain, much like the other domains of air, sea, land and space, ” Testoni, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2015, told the publication.

“To strengthen our security posture, it’s time to think beyond the traditional perimeter, ” he added.

Testoni identified user behavior as one of the weaker links in a network’s defenses, which he said could be addressed with analysis techniques to provide decision makers wider control and deeper situational awareness.

“In our current threat landscape, we have to assume that the wall has been breached in network defenses, ” Testoni said.

“This is because the weakest link in cyber defense is the behavior of users and the effectiveness of social engineering methods, such as phishing, or even willful breaches by insiders.”

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