CERN has some bold things to say about their security, which translates to EVERY organization that we’ve ever worked with.
So How does CERN cope with this problem?
- CERN has trained 120 scientists and engineers to conduct penetration testing. They actively test (like white-hat hackers) to discover vulnerabilities on the network. Knowledge of the issues in the enviornment allow engineeris to know and address the risk.
- CERN makes each person individually responsible for maintaining the security of their technology. If they can’t do it, then they must delegate the task. They hold individuals accountable.
- Protect, Detect, and Respond. The environment must always be watched and continually tended to maintain the integrity of the entire infrastructure.
- There’s no magic bullet to solve the problem – It takes continuous, active effort.