The Security Landscape has never ever been more active; and as a Result, The Cyber Security has become one of the hottest domain in the market; funding has been steadily growing for the last couple of years; But the question is: Are we getting more Safer?
Software-defined segmentation puts network traffic into different classifications and makes enforcing security policies easier. Ideally, the classifications are based on endpoint identity, not mere IP addresses. You can assign access rights based on role, location, and more so that the right level of access is given to the right people and suspicious devices are contained and remediated.
There is also Application Security and Device Control. Any software you use to run your business needs to be protected, whether your IT staff builds it or whether you buy it. Unfortunately, any application may contain holes, or vulnerabilities, that attackers can use to infiltrate your network. Application security encompasses the hardware, software, and processes you use to close those holes.
Mobile Device Security is essential. Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting Read Moremobile devices and apps. Within the next 3 years, 90 percent of IT organizations may support corporate applications on personal mobile devices. Of course, you need to control which devices can access your network. You will also need to configure their connections to keep network traffic private. Read Less
A sound network security perimeter architecture requires multiple layers of defense, up-to-date and hardened policies and controls and segmentation. All of these things make it harder for an attacker to gain access to your network.
Perimeter includes Access Control which controls who has access to your network. To keep out potential attackers, you need to recognize each user and each device. Then you can enforce your security policies. You can block noncompliant endpoint devices or give them only limited access. This process is network access control (NAC).
Also the emails need to be monitored. Email gateways are the number one threat vector for a security breach. Attackers use personal information and social engineering tactics to build sophisticated phishing campaigns to deceive recipients and send them to sites serving up malware. An email security application blocks Read Moreincoming attacks and controls outbound messages to prevent the loss of sensitive data.
Web Security and Wireless Security is essential. A web security solution will control your staff’s web use, block web-based threats, and deny access to malicious websites. It will protect your web gateway on site or in the cloud. "Web security" also refers to the steps you take to protect your own website. Wireless networks are not as secure as wired ones. Without stringent security measures, installing a wireless LAN can be like putting Ethernet ports everywhere, including the parking lot. To prevent an exploit from taking hold, you need products specifically designed to protect a wireless network. Read Less
Datacenter Security is complete server protection, monitoring, and workload micro-segmentation for private cloud and physical on-premises data center environments and it gives you integrated protection and dynamic, intelligent control to defend against today’s sophisticated attacks. Your data center is critical to the success of your business.
Also you need to protect yourself from data loss. Organizations must make sure that their staff does not send sensitive information outside the network. Data loss prevention, or DLP, technologies can stop people from uploading, forwarding, or even printing critical information in an unsafe manner.
To detect abnormal network behavior, you must know what normal behavior looks like. Behavioral analytics tools automatically discern activities that deviate from the norm. Your security team can then better identify indicators of compromise that pose a potential problem and quickly remediate threats.
Security information and event management (SIEM) is also important. SIEM products pull together the information that your security staff needs to identify and respond to threats. These products come in various forms, including physical and virtual appliances and server software.
Creating an IT incident response plan can help prevent network attack damage and help secure sensitive data from attack. Incident Response involves the monitoring and detection of security events, and the execution of proper remediation. Breaches can be mitigated with real-time, dynamic threat protection across the different stages of the kill chain. To be prepared to respond to modern malware in real-time and disrupt adversary behavior, sandboxing, endpoint detection, and threat intelligence are critical to identify and block cyber threats. Simultaneously self-learning intelligence of network nodes and users, as well as, behavioral analytics on endpoints, enable the validation of emerging zeroday threats that bypass other security controls, by correlating this information in order to identify outliers that indicate in-progress attacks. Finally, effective investigation and analysis of intrusions gives organizations the ability to pinpoint root cause, the scope of the breach, the data loss, and the steps required to contain the breach, and enhance the adaptive threat response process to achieve automation.
Risk Mitigation ensures continuous monitoring of the entire corporate network and generates lists of vulnerabilities and deep risk metrics prioritized by importance for the IT Security decision maker. To ensure that the vulnerabilities are in fact relevant and do exist in context for the organization, it is then critical to automate the penetration testing of each of the vulnerabilities so that the list can be narrowed down to what is truly important to look at right away. It is also crucial to automatically produce a visual network topology map in order to understand how vulnerabilities at the network level, due to security configuration not being compliant in some areas of the network, can affect other areas of the network. This enables organizations to create threat models to proactively understand where threats can come from. Finally, many modern threats today, whether they be internal or external, can impact the entire network stack, and require effective traffic visibility and network forensics capabilities.