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Cybersecurity Specialist John Walker on State of Cybersecurity; 2022 Predictions
John Walker, academic

Organizations lack a basic understanding of "the landscape of security vulnerabilities," says U.K.-based cybersecurity expert John Walker.

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Walker advises enterprises to use open-source methodologies and technologies in order to gain a better understanding of their environments.

"We need to get into a place now where the big corporates are running open-source intelligence scans against their own environments" to understand their weaknesses and the vulnerabilities before criminals become aware of them, he says

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Walker discusses:

  • The state of cybersecurity today and what differentiates 2021 from other years;
  • Why he prefers the term "verified trust" to Zero Trust;
  • His predictions for 2022.

Walker is a visiting professor at Nottingham Trent University and serves on the advisory board for the Kent Interdisciplinary Research Center in Cyber Security - KirCCS - at the University of Kent. He formerly served in Royal Air Force in security and counterintelligence.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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