Organizations have got struck with many malware and ransomware attacks and threats for the past few years. So, there is a chance to adopt measures and technologies that can help in the cyber threat prevention process. This will need them to update defenses and measures that can help them stay secure.
If we rewind the clocks some years back, the mindset that prevailed in the cybersecurity industry revolved around:
Cybersecurity controls aren’t as effective as they should be.
This provides opportunities to elements that try to evade cyber threat prevention measures. Also, they try to compromise networks and commit data breaches. So, they concluded that preventing attacks can be a folly.
Organisations should think about incident detection and response practices. This concept shook the industry and divided organisations as:
- Organisations that have suffered from breaches
- Organisations that were hit and are unaware of this.
Although these statements are true. There have been loop holes in most of the security technology in the past. The security features were to get designed to combat known threats. They were quite flat making them vulnerable to breaches and attacks.
Due to these shortcomings, organisations started spending much time and money on new technologies. These technologies specialised in detecting threats. These include threat prevention and detection techniques like malware sandboxes, UEBA, EDR, network security data. Now the issue at hand was not the threats but the lack of resources. Organisations realized that they don’t have the correct human capital to handle these techniques.
Time passed by and there were even more advanced threat prevention techniques.
With these advanced threat prevention techniques at hand, the trade took a drastic turn. Cybersecurity technology providers and service providers introduced a wide range of technologies. These included services like TWC internet and phone. These were some advanced threat prevention technologies. It comprised of good tools for blocking vulnerabilities, attack vectors and malware threats. The derivative effect that results in a decline. Also a decline in complications caused during the threat detection process. With these technologies in the market, organisations will try to make the best deployments.
These might include:
Next Generation Endpoint Security
The biggest technology breakthroughs happened when there was an addition of real-time analysis. This included machine learning algorithms that detect malware and block them out. These innovations help in addressing high level problems and detect and block any type of threat. These provide the basis for McAfee, Sophos and many other that aid in cyber threat prevention
Threat Intelligence Gateways
Efforts will help threat intelligence become functional and running over the recent years. Threat detection gateways include Centripetal Networks, Ixia, LookingGlass Networks, and others. These are capable of transforming the tiring practice of threat intelligence and making it simpler. This gets high volumes of threats blocked at the network perimeter.
These are a little like threat gateways. Secure DNS services keep a track of malicious domains, zones, and block them without making any more effort. Also, there are many free secure DNS services offered, including the most recent Quad9.
Smart Application Controls
There are tools that profile applications. They also determine a baseline of normal operations performed. These cyber threat prevention tools send out a notification to the users when there is something wrong or abnormal. Tools like VMware AppDefense, Edgewise, ThreatStack are a good example of software to be used in this instance.
Here, one should also keep in mind that there is no such policy as “set and forget it” when it comes to security technology. These tools don’t need you to keep a constant watch on them and constant feeding of information. This is what makes CISO so powerful given that they can work on their own. They don’t need you to man up a thousand employees to make sure that things are running smooth. It takes much time for deployment or customization. Also, it doesn’t take much effort to train your staff and then enjoy all the investment and manpower you have injected into the system.
Cybersecurity and hacktivists or any other threat that are there in the cyberspace will continue to threaten or aid any kind of threat. These will face higher, better and smarter adversaries in the coming times. There is no doubt that a part of the cyber threat prevention and resistance against such culprits has already begun. It will become stronger by the passage of time.
Another aspect of this whole conversation is doing better than your competitors. Businesses a make a tremendous amount of investments when it comes to cybersecurity. So, if you want the best profits or security you have to make sure that you are investing in the most updated security system. Above all, a security that answers your business needs.
Curtis Jones is a Content Writer and Marketer for the last seven years. Currently working for Time Warner Cable. I cover security, internet, good and bad of tech. Writer by day and a reader by night, I also swim and cycle a lot. Hit me up with an email if you want my help or want to get in touch for any reason.