Welcome to 2020, the perfect time to secure your future.
How many times have you tried to find more hours in the day? You’re a security professional, not a magician, so our goal for 2020 is to help you find better ways to work more efficiently. If you’re like many front-line decision-makers, your organization is likely struggling to find skilled resources to help you respond faster, and more effectively, to threats. But with as many as 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs unfilled by 20211, it’s time to identify other ways to fill the gaps in your security program.
In this eBook, we’ll look at steps you can take now to identify and stop threats across the top vectors, share intelligence across disparate systems, and correlate incidents for a more consistent, automated, and effective approach to security.
Challenges that lead to gaps in protection
The pervasive use of SaaS applications, an increasingly remote and roaming workforce, and continued network transformation fueled by SDWAN — these forces have fundamentally changed the way we work, putting additional pressure on an organization’s security architecture and approach.
Cloud Apps: Access to corporate data is decentralized, leading to exposure of sensitive information.
Direct Internet Access: Branch offices are no longer backhauling, and no longer protected by the data center security stack.
Mobile Workforce: Reduced endpoint visibility and protection for remote as well as roaming users.
5G: More encrypted traffic with less visibility and policy enforcement
Stop playing firefighter.
At a time when the demands upon your network are multiplying, IT and security operations professionals are seeking new strategies to cope with mounting security challenges.
A new era of vulnerability: The fluid composition of network endpoints has created an evolved threat landscape. The attack surface you’re charged with protecting is expanding. Yet the hours to address it aren’t.
All hands not on deck: IT professionals are increasingly asked to do more with less (fewer resources for funding and staff) to bolster the front line. Seventy-four percent of professionals say the shortage of skilled cybersecurity workers has an impact on their organization.
Complexity, your constant companion: If you can’t count on more support, why not add new technologies? The typical enterprise is now littered with 70 or more disparate security tools!2 Just considering the volume of alerts these solutions create, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to assess which threats require attention. Instead of stopping security breaches, your IT team gets stuck in endless security triage.
Visibility, clouded: As the number of endpoints expands, the need for deeper security insight has never been greater. A comprehensive view of the entire security domain and real-time intelligence about what’s happening along the network perimeter are no longer a “nice to have.” They’re an imperative.
The attack trifecta
The majority of infections happen in three ways:
- Internet is the #1 source of attacks
- Email is the #1 vector for attacks
- Endpoint is the #1 target for attacks
So if we already know this, why can’t we stop the rise of attacks? Today, areas of vulnerability are commonly protected by independent solutions that don’t integrate well.