Security professionals tend to have a penchant for making things more complicated than they need to be. But life and our work are complicated enough without us adding extra layers of needless complexity. When it comes to operating an effective enterprise security program, the old adage of “complexity being the enemy of security” really does ring true.

Many CIOs and CISOs are guilty of chasing the cool blinking lights of newer technologies and keep adding additional technologies to an already overburdened and poorly integrated security stack. Many enterprise security programs look like a scattered city of isolated Jenga towers. From a risk management perspective, the more complex the infrastructure, the harder it is to defend.

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