Adopting Decentralized Cybersecurity Approaches for a Resilient Enterprise Tech Stack


Business workflows are getting more complex and need the flexibility to accomplish critical tasks, sometimes remotely. Hence decentralized cybersecurity has become a necessity for organizations to ensure every system, device, and application is secured irrespective of its location.

The tech landscape is evolving at an exponential rate, and enterprises today need to be very agile to sustain the immense competition. On the journey towards achieving business agility, companies tend to overlook security vulnerabilities and privacy threats. CISOs should consider evaluating all the potential threats that current enterprises’ tech stack is exposed to.

With businesses globally have adopted a digital-first and data-driven approach, the risk of full-blown security incidents becomes even higher. Malicious actors are looking out for opportunities in the IT infrastructure to exploit and infiltrate the business network with various threats. Organizations are spending a substantial amount of investment on developing a secure internal network with computers, servers, and other applications.

Despite spending such a huge amount, SecOps teams find it challenging to protect the IT infrastructure from cyber-attacks.

A decentralized cybersecurity approach will enable enterprises to ingrain resiliency in their security tech stack.

Here are a few ways to embrace decentralized cyber security approaches into the security protocols to develop resiliency.

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Design and implement stringent access policies

CISOs should consider setting vigilant access management policies to define role-based access control. Moreover, they also need to define the user privileges based on the job role to determine what extent of access needs to be granted. Role-based access management policies are one of the most effective ways to provision and de-provision access rights. Enterprises can leverage the least privileged access management policies to grant only required access to the users to accomplish a task and nothing more than that. Developing transparent security architecture will enable businesses to get more visibility into the critical access points. It is one of the most effective ways to determine what access needs to be granted to those multiple points and assets.

Deploy employee access controls

The access management policies are as effective as their enforcement success. CISOs should consider developing robust access control processes to determine and gain accuracy on how the user can execute their access rights. Such access controls are capable of offering time-based access to gain access to enterprise-wide access schedules. Embracing a Zero Trust Network Access will help organizations to adopt decentralized cybersecurity approaches to protect their IT infrastructure from various cyber vulnerabilities and threats.

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Set stringent security monitoring standards

It can be challenging to determine if the organization’s access policies and controls are executing accurately or not without proper visibility. Many organizations do not track their business network, resources, and critical infrastructure, which is one major cybersecurity concern. CISOs should consider evaluating the entire cybersecurity architecture to understand what is working and what does not. Proactive or reactive observation and analysis will help to evaluate the cyber security posture. Real-time monitoring of the entire IT infrastructure will help businesses to get quick notifications in a security incident and more insights into the attack. Traditional perimeter defense policies have become obsolete with the current fast-paced cybercrime industry. Decentralized cybersecurity is a perfect way to manage access to critical information and assets in the IT infrastructure. CISOs should consider securing all the decentralized points with real-time monitoring to spot intruders immediately.

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