The New Standard: Intelligence-Driven Security

braincloudNetwork perimeters are all but erased and traditional security strategies such as stacking don’t adequately address the current needs of a modern enterprise. Many companies are still using strategies rooted in 2002 technologies and approaches. As Exec Chair at RSA Art Coviello wisely noted, “IT organizations have continued to construct security infrastructures around a disintegrating perimeter of increasingly ineffective controls.” A new intelligence-based security model is one that integrates several alerting, analytical and preventative tools into a central monitor and management best practice.

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How cloud security balances risk versus reward

riskrewardSecuring your IT environment is not free, but there are new (cloud) options designed to mitigate costs while still providing a strong, manageable and proactive defense. While many companies still would rather spend capital on commodity assets, many CIOs recognize that information security is an important business driver…but the ultimate question is where is the balance between how much exposure can a company afford against the dollars needed protect it. The answer is different for every company, but there are best practices and alternate deployment technologies that can readjust the scales of risk versus reward.

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Governance must drive all security initiatives…even cloud

Risk is not unique to the cloud. The “how” (aka the technology) changes, but not the mission. True professionals know the argument is not about technology or how security is delivered, but rather one of governance and policy enforcement.

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Preventing Data Leakage: Proactive Security from the Cloud

The lack of a proactive security strategy is much like an ostrich putting its head in the sand. It is a matter of when, not if attacks will happen. As enterprise systems are exposed to substantial risk from data loss, theft, or manipulation, a proactive unified approach deployed and managed from the cloud can provide a better balance of data leakage prevention, protection of IP assets, maintenance of compliance standards versus cost/resource responsibility.

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REACT to the Cloud: A tale of horror and unified security

Today’s is a cautionary tale. One that you’ve probably heard before, but I promise a new spin on making sure it won’t happen again. It’s a true story. It recently happened to a colleague’s friend’s business. It was a dark and stormy night…

Introducing a new security paradigm that leverages the cooperative functionality of various security tools. However, the key is still monitoring the results in real time; and the best case scenario (most efficient/effective means) for most companies to achieve this is via the cloud.

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Deploying cloud security for shifting and evolving defenses

Most attacks, like the recent DDoS attacks on banks, show most hackers do not use brute force to gain entry to sensitive data. And as organizations expand the perimeter of their networks,, there are so many more opportunities for data leakage and theft. To control it, a more nimble, flexible and agile strategy of defense is necessary…and that can come from the cloud. The cloud offers agile and scalable defenses that consider situational context and real time management.

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Do you want to know what you don’t know?

Too many IT departments take the stance of “I’ll worry about it when I have to worry about it.” Problem with security issues is, by then it’s too late. Often times maintaining the status quo is as dangerous as doing nothing at all.  It is truly unfortunate how many are lulled into a state of complacency.  The problem with IT security is that it’s an ever-evolving and moving target. And to take a step forward, you must recognize what you know and what you don’t.

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