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Maverick* Research: Don’t Care Too Much About Cyber Risk

Published: 27 June 2019

ID: G00389957

Analyst(s): Jie Zhang , Earl Perkins


An obsession with incremental improvements fails to counter today’s cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities. Faced with modern adversaries, security and risk management leaders must take a different approach to cybersecurity and risk. (Maverick research exposes unconventional thinking and advice.)

Table Of Contents
  • Specific Maverick Caution
  • Maverick Findings
  • Maverick Recommendations

*Maverick Research


  • Control Is an Illusion — Redefine Challenges and Apply a New Strategy
  • Predictability Is Out of Reach, but Risk and Cybersecurity Need Reshaping to Create “Adaptive Pro-Action”
  • Complexity Is Permanent, but Risk and Cybersecurity Management Can Converge for Practical Outcomes

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