The bad news is that 100% cybersecurity is unattainable. The good news is that effective countermeasures take on today’s most prominent threats. Adopting a Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA) as part of your collaborative toolbox is a must for the business. Whether you call it Defense in Depth, a Security Fabric, or something else, the goal is the same:
To enable security products and tools to interoperate through various supportive layers, such as consolidated policy management, security intelligence and distributed identity management.
While this list is not absolute, it provides a holistic view of what tools you should be taking advantage of within your security program. Remember to harmonize solutions across the stack, and above all else, focus on people and processes.
A next-generation firewall (NGFW) provides the core functions of traditional firewall technology with an integrated range of filtering functions, such as inline application control, intrusion prevention system, threat prevention capabilities, and antivirus protection designed to protect against modern cyber threats.
A web application firewall (WAF) helps protect apps and APIs against bots and exploits that consume resources, skew metrics, or cause downtime by filtering, monitoring, and blocking any malicious HTTP/S traffic traveling to the web application, and prevents any unauthorized data from leaving in the process.
SASE is suite of capabilities defined as a global cloud-based service with a truly converged network security stack that supports all edges while reducing complexity and cost.
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a security and business discipline that includes multiple technologies and business processes to manage people, software, and hardware without logging into each app as an administrator.
Security information and event management (SIEM) solutions use rules and statistical correlations to aggregate log entries and events from security systems into actionable information before they disrupt operations or cause lasting damage to business reputation.
UEBA brings advanced analytics and machine learning (ML) to the world of security. It can identify strange patterns in user behavior. Anomalous activities and potential malicious actors stand out once the system has been trained to recognize standard and usual user patterns. This can typically be combined with your SIEM.
Endpoint security has always been important, but changing views on remote work and collaborating via online platforms have made it even more important. Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) should offer advanced threat detection, investigation and response capabilities — and provide continuous and comprehensive visibility into what is happening on endpoints in real time.
Managing secure configuration is necessary for every organization. An effective process and the right tools protect against misconfigurations, vulnerabilities and security threats while reducing risk, ensuring compliance and preventing catastrophic data loss.
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