Kanav Gandhi, a product manager at Thales eSecurity, wrote in a blog post published Thursday about the key insights cybersecurity professionals can draw from the television series “Game of Thrones” and one of those is the need for long-term plans to protect data from threats.
“Competition and strong demand for digitally transformative technologies thrusts IT and data security professionals into a race to meet the demands of today ‒ a battle that draws attention (and investment) away from the long-term war to protect mission-critical and personally identifiable data,” he wrote.
Data security leaders and professionals should also understand the vulnerability of organizations to cyber attacks, the presence of insider threats and importance of having the right ally to safeguard data.
Gandhi said the TV series also highlights the need for cyber professionals to consider “potential threats very seriously.”
“If data isn’t protected by default wherever it goes over its entire lifecycle, all it takes is a single, unprotected moment to breach. IT and data security pros need an encryption ‘bodyguard’ that constantly accompanies data objects,” he added.