Proactive security is nothing new. As the number of websites arose in the 1990s, cyber attacks became more frequent, so web security people played a game of cyber Whack-a-Mole, where IP addresses were shut down based upon monitoring of access. There are hundreds and thousands of IP addresses in the cloud to protect. Enterprises expect cloud providers to do some of the monitoring on behalf of their clients. However, public cloud tenants are ultimately responsible for protecting their applications and data, using whatever tools they have available. The first reaction is to just lock the door. This means using multi-factor authentication (MFA) to ensure that those who attempt to access the systems are authorized. We combine two or more independent credentials, for example what the user knows (password), what the user has (security token), and what the user is (biometric verification). You can think of this as double checking that the user is who they say they are and provide authorization to enter.
- Threat prevention, detection, and response (31%). CISOs want their security technologies to block the majority of attacks with detection efficacy in excess of 95%. When attacks circumvent security controls, they want their cybersecurity technology platforms to track anomalous behaviors across the kill chain (or the MITRE ATT&CK framework), provide aggregated alerts that string together all the suspicious breadcrumbs, and provide functions to terminate processes, quarantine systems, or rollback configurations to a known trusted state.
- Major threat vectors coverage like email and web security (38%). Any security researcher will tell you that at least 90% of cyber attacks emanate from phishing emails, malicious attachments, or weaponized URLs. A cybersecurity platform must apply filters and monitoring to these common threat vectors for blocking malware and providing visibility into anomalous, suspicious, and malicious behaviors.
- Unified management and control across all products and services (33%). In this instance, central management means configuration management and policy management, along with common administration and reporting. Cybersecurity technology platform management provides an aggregated alternative to the current situation where organizations operate endpoint security management, network security management, malware sandboxing management.
- Endpoints, networks, servers, and cloud-based workloads coverage. This one is sort of self-explanatory. Today’s enterprises feature Balkanized endpoint, network, server, and cloud-workload protection tools don’t talk to each other. Enterprise organizations want tightly integrated tools that span their IT infrastructure and work together as security force multipliers.
- Protection for your business
cyber security solutions provide digital protection to your business that will ensure your employees aren’t at risk from potential threats such as Adware and Ransomware.
- Increased productivity
viruses can slow down computers to a crawl, and making work practically impossible. Effective cyber security eliminates this possibility, maximising your business’ potential output.
- Inspires customer confidence
If you can prove that your business is effectively protected against all kinds of cyber breaches, you can inspire trust in your customers that their personal data will not be compromised.
- Protection for your customers
ensuring that your business is secure from cyber threats will also help to protect your customers, who could be susceptible to a cyber breach by proxy.
- Stops your website from going down
if you are business that hosts your own website, a potential cyber breach could be disastrous. If your system becomes infected, it’s possible that your website could be forced to close meaning you will lose money as a result from lost transactions.