Is Proactive Security Even Possible?
At the Huffington Post, Graham Aheame tackles the question: Is Proactive Security Even Possible? He writes:
“For years, security experts have regarded preventative measures like firewalls as necessary band-aids, treating a symptom and not the disease. The dream, however, has always been an approach where instead of waiting for something to go wrong, security teams around the world are one step ahead of attackers, using the best information, tools, and analytics to preemptively thwart would-be assailants.
“In other words, security teams seek to permanently switch seats at the chess table from the black side to the white side, becoming the side that always gets to make the first move.
“Unfortunately, most security teams are still stuck in a reactive mode. They are rendered immobile by avalanches of alerts. They manually execute processes on antiquated systems which should be automated. They lack visibility of their increasingly complicated networks. They are isolated, often unknowingly, from their company and the industry at large.
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