Assessing the most common approaches to cybersecurity in 2019

 

From spear phishing to malware attacks, the cybersecurity landscape is constantly flooded with new threats. Specifically designed to breach security controls and gain access to your network, it’s crucial to keep pace with both current methods and evolution within the cybersecurity industry so you don't fall prey to these attacks.
For instance, the shift towards cloud-based solutions and IoT platforms offer a range of cost- and time-saving benefits. However, they also create an increasing number of vulnerabilities and easy back-door entry points if they are not managed properly.

So, how do companies go about protecting their assets against current cybersecurity threats and which approaches are proving to be the most effective?

Keeping up to date with the latest tools and products

For example, anti-malware software is an important line of defence, but attacks are no longer limited to malware, so using this tool alone will not provide full coverage. Organizations need to apply a wide combination of tools and keep these up to date as digital practices change and attack methods evolve.

Once you have the correct combination of tools at your disposal, implementing proper management of the alerts and notifications is important. If teams do this individually, per application, it is not only inefficient but limits the ability for cross-application intelligence.

integration of both common cybersecurity tools and custom integrations. This ensures alerts and notifications can be managed from one location and reduces the chance of conflicts or gaps in intelligence between the different solution providers.

Screening to identify threats and vulnerabilities

The purpose of identifying threats and vulnerabilities is to take action before these problems escalate. However, the next stage of the process is too often an afterthought. If cybersecurity teams don’t have the appropriate resources in place to tackle incidents this method quickly loses its value.

vulnerability management and threat intelligence modules offer valuable automation to make sure problems are dealt with in time, without the use of additional staff resources.

Intelligent response plans before a breach

However, if a thorough risk assessment hasn’t been conducted as the first order of business it can be hard to make these plans count. Dealing with threats and breaches on a case by case basis offers no strategic advantage and keeps teams in a reactive, rather than proactive, state.

risk management module provides regular reporting and ranking metrics, to ensure the most important risk treatment tasks are being tackled, and that improvements can be quantified.

Orchestrated and automated cybersecurity

With its focus on cybersecurity solutions for cyber attack tactics, our SOAR platform delivers all these approaches in a unified manner, to enable quick and effective response.

 
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