Vanishing Point

Caitlin Durkovich

A recognized expert in critical infrastructure security and resilience, including cybersecurity, Caitlin helps clients navigate the complex operational challenges posed by an increasingly interconnected and interdependent global economy. As a leader in the Department of Homeland Security under the Obama administration, she led the development of public-private partnerships to influence policy and best practices related to managing security and the operational risks of a continually evolving threat environment. Caitlin holds a B.A. in public policy studies from the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University and a certificate in business strategy from The Aspen Institute.

Recent Posts

Not if. When. How do you prepare for the unexpected?

Posted by Caitlin Durkovich

Nov 1, 2017 9:30:00 AM

A slew of recent events has raised the question about the best ways for organizations to prepare for unexpected but inevitable events. Human nature – and therefore corporate nature, pushes us to rely heavily on the comfort of the absolutes that live in the rearview mirror. Even with the influence of sophisticated predictive analytics, planning for the future too often begins with a backward look and ends with the current state. Events throughout history remind us of the precariousness of such a shortsighted approach.

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Agile Security for the New Business Normal

Posted by Caitlin Durkovich

Aug 23, 2017 10:03:18 AM

“You’re only as secure as your weakest link.”

Caitlin Durkovich, Infrastructure Security Expert

 

The pace of change in the security and protection environment is radical. Interconnectivity and globalization have driven progress in enterprise, government, and private sectors. Yet they also have raised the level of the threat environment. Every day, we see proof that incidents are ‘when’ – not ‘if’ events. The sophistication of modern threat actors means that every opportunity for a lawful organization is an opportunity for an illicit one. Broad and constant data sharing brings with it a host of vulnerabilities, whether it’s a breach by an actual threat actor or an unintentional compromise by a team member or trusted partner.

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Infographic: What is the Future of Security and Protection?

Posted by Caitlin Durkovich

Jun 21, 2017 8:43:22 AM

Toffler Associates interviewed hundreds of subject matter experts to develop a perspective on the Future of Security and Protection. Combined with our deep understanding of drivers shaping the future and our ALTERNATE FUTURES ® scenario planning approach, we have begun to imagine what security and protection will look like in 2026.

 

 

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