As cyber-attacker motivations evolve and converge, so too must our approach to security. According to the Ponemon Institute, only 39% of security practitioners believe their security is effective at preventing advanced persistent threats. This should come as little surprise.
Each day, our digital borders grow wider with more points of entry and vulnerability. Employees bring their own smartphones and tablets onto the network. Others take their work laptops on the go and connect to unsecured WiFi. Security professionals need to be fast and accurate all the time to defend against any and all security breaches, but it only takes one successful attempt by a cyber-attacker to infiltrate your network and wreak havoc on your internal resources.
At the current rate of technology, odds are we can never completely eliminate security vulnerabilities. Cyber-attackers will continue to pursue new ways to sneak past organizations’ security defenses. This begs the question, how do we face this growing issue?
The value of a strong defense can never be underestimated. Layering security technologies and having predictive threat protection will always prove most effective, but your strategy can’t stop there. Robust prevention tactics make your organization a less appealing target, but won’t necessarily make you invincible. You also need to consider how you can reduce the impact of a potential breach as part of a complete security strategy.
Watch on demand webcast, Rethinking Cyber-Security, we discuss how you can approach security from multiple angles to better prepare against evolving threats.