19 min

Ed Covert: Reducing risk trumps constant patching Future of Exposure Management

    • Business

In this episode we speak with Ed Covert, who is the Head of Cyber Risk Engineering at Bowhead Specialty Underwriters. Ed started in the mid-1990s working for the US military in IT support work, eventually evolving into a cyber role. We get into how he “made the jump” into the cyber vulnerability world by leaving the safety of the federal government, the professional industry that he had always known. 
Other topics discussed:
How his wealth of experience has prepared him well for his current role
Importance of asking why your company may need a particular security tool or technology
Why reducing a risk in the first place is a better strategy than constantly patching previous vulnerabilities
Where to place cyber vulnerabilities on the list of priorities
Understanding your data and how that determines what tools you need
How to match the skill sets of employees and what your company needs, and whether degrees are a must
Knowing how your business makes money and cybersecurity enables profits
Where the world of security fixes and patches is headed

In this episode we speak with Ed Covert, who is the Head of Cyber Risk Engineering at Bowhead Specialty Underwriters. Ed started in the mid-1990s working for the US military in IT support work, eventually evolving into a cyber role. We get into how he “made the jump” into the cyber vulnerability world by leaving the safety of the federal government, the professional industry that he had always known. 
Other topics discussed:
How his wealth of experience has prepared him well for his current role
Importance of asking why your company may need a particular security tool or technology
Why reducing a risk in the first place is a better strategy than constantly patching previous vulnerabilities
Where to place cyber vulnerabilities on the list of priorities
Understanding your data and how that determines what tools you need
How to match the skill sets of employees and what your company needs, and whether degrees are a must
Knowing how your business makes money and cybersecurity enables profits
Where the world of security fixes and patches is headed

19 min

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