At Infosecurity Europe 2015, Skybox will be joined by our partner SecureData, a complete cybersecurity services provider, to discuss the challenges IT security teams face today, both internal and external, and how to achieve comprehensive security.
SecureData’s Cloud Director Marty Legg will present Delivering Contextual Intelligence Tuesday, 2 June at 10:00, 12:30, and 14:30 and Thursday, 4 June at 11:00 and 13:00 at Skybox stand C40.
The Security Conundrum
Despite increased security spending in the billions, breaches also continue to rise. Throwing money at old-school technology and methods won’t win the cyber war of the 21st century. But what is the new school of cyber security?
Cutting-edge cyber security solutions must take into account the entire attack surface. This attack surface is the sum total of threats to a network—whether they exploit zero-day vulnerabilities or unpatched systems; firewall gaps from sloppy rule sets or unassessed changes; or human error through phishing and poorly protected data.
Without comprehensive security that understands threats from any source and how they interact in the context of a unique network, organizations will continue to struggle to maintain their cyber defenses no matter how much they spend. And they may never enter the new age of proactive cyber offense.
A Complete Security Process
Complete security must involve the unique topology of the network it protects; however, there are several key factors any program must have in order to maintain an effective security perimeter against today’s threats.
- Detect threats early: Optimized network security must be able to detect threats before they could impact the network by correlating threat and security intelligence from inside and outside the network.
- Real-time risk assessment: Attackers don’t wait for your next vulnerability scan cycle, and neither can you. Understanding risks in the context of the network is essential to determine where to focus security team resources. Organizations must be able to access up-to-date vulnerability data in minutes in able to protect and respond quickly to attacks.
- Automated protection: In order to stay ahead of attackers, networks must deploy automated solutions so security teams can focus on the threats that matter. Automated vulnerability and threat management tasks can include scanless assessment reports, vulnerability impact analysis, and prioritized remediation Automated security policy management may include compliance tracking and reporting as well as verifying firewall changes are implemented as intended.
- Rapid response: Complete security must correlate vast amounts of network data quickly: for instance, change management teams need to know if a proposed change would expose an unpatched or vulnerable asset. Having the information you need to make intelligent security decisions is vital to taking rapid action against threats.
Unified security solutions, consistent processes, and defined policies will enable security teams to implement effective protection and respond quickly to emerging threats. Harnessing analytic and automated solutions will take organizations into the next generation of cyber security.