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Global Assets: Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape with Argo | Part I

Jerald Dawkins, PhD, Chief Technology Officer at CISO Global 

Global Assets Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape with Argo | Part I

In today’s digital age, organizations are often crippled by a cybersecurity environment that is fragmented and complex. The jumble of security data — from intrusion detection systems to vulnerability management platforms and more — scattered and isolated across various tools, hinders a unified approach to security.  

This siloed approach significantly complicates the risk assessment process, obscuring a clear and comprehensive view of an organization’s security posture. Consequently, security teams often find themselves duplicating efforts or, even more critically, missing important information due to security gaps, all because of inadequate data integration. 

After a huge spike in zero-day attacks (2021 and ongoing), companies are focusing much more on security than ever before. Despite increased focus on security stacks, collecting and analyzing data from these tools remains a challenge. This often prevents companies from getting the most out of their security investment without adding more staff. CISO Global provides an innovative solution for organizations to tackle this problem — Argo Security Management Platform.

Argo Security Management Platform features modular units that, working together, increase the effectiveness of security teams. The platform aggregates, then curates real-time security data, leveraging information from various datasets across a client’s IT infrastructure, providing environment-wide cybersecurity visible in a single pane of glass.  A key component, the Global Assets analysis module is a perfect example of the potential of a cybersecurity management platform designed to leverage information from various datasets.  This unified view of an organization’s assets empowers security teams with the insights needed for effective decision-making. The Global Assets module exemplifies how strategic data integration and analysis can transform the effectiveness of cybersecurity efforts and is at the forefront of CISO Global’s mission to demystify and accelerate our client’s journey to cyber resilience. 

  1. Comprehensive Data Integration: Argo’s Global Assets analysis module pulls data from an array of sources, including internal networks, cloud environments, and third-party services. By integrating this data, the module breaks down the silos that typically compartmentalize security information, offering a panoramic view of the security landscape. 

  1. Enhanced Visibility and Clarity: The module provides a holistic view of all assets across the organization. This increased visibility allows for more accurate risk assessments and ensures that all security gaps are identified and addressed. With this comprehensive oversight, security teams can prioritize their efforts more effectively, focusing on areas of highest risk. 
  1. Reduced Costs and Improved Efficiency: By consolidating data and providing a singular, cohesive dashboard, Argo leverages the Global Assets analysis module to reduce the time, cost, and effort required for monitoring the growing number of security and monitoring tools present in many corporate environments.  
  1. Real-Time Analysis and Reporting: The Global Assets analysis module offers real-time analytics, which are crucial for the rapid detection and mitigation of threats. This capability ensures that security teams are always informed with the most current data, enabling them to react swiftly to potential vulnerabilities. 

Jerald Dawkins, PhD

About the Author 

Jerald Dawkins is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for CISO Global and has founded and exited several cybersecurity companies, including True Digital Security and TokenEx, LLC, both based in Oklahoma. (True Digital Security was acquired by CISO Global in January 2022.) He currently holds three (3) patents in the cybersecurity field. Additionally, Jerry has secured millions of dollars in over twenty-five (25) federal and industry research grants for cybersecurity research, in addition to having served as a cybersecurity advisor for Department of Homeland Security Inter-Agency Board supporting the First Responder community. As a tireless advocate for technological and skills development, Jerry has also held numerous board positions supporting STEM education and actively advises the technology innovation community in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jerry’s elite combination of security and technology expertise, business acumen, and creativity has positioned him as a thought leader in the field of information security and cyber resilience. 

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and his Master of Science degree from The University of Tulsa. His PhD dissertation, also from The University of Tulsa, focused on heuristics for scalable compound exposure analysis.