Comprehensive Cybersecurity Approach Against Sophisticated Cyber Threats


In today’s digital era, organizations are exposed to various sophisticated cyber threats that can tremendously disrupt the business workflows and cash flows which might have legal implications. A comprehensive cybersecurity plan is the best way out.

CISOs today have to deal with a sophisticated cybercrime industry that is scaling at an exponential rate. SecOps teams have a wide range of vulnerabilities and threats that they need to secure their IT infrastructure from.

Enterprises that lack a stringent cybersecurity hygiene policy are susceptible to many full-blown malicious threats. Employees, third-party vendors, partners, and their suppliers can expose the IT infrastructure to various sophisticated cyber threats.

Sophisticated data breaches have an intensified impact

With cybercrime businesses growing just like other legitimate organizations, the number and severity of data breaches have intensified. The surge in the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and other technologies has increased the attack surface areas which cybercriminals can exploit as vectors to infiltrate the business network.

Cybercriminals have become more sophisticated and are even leveraging tools like webcams, printers, and other assets as vectors that don’t even have an IP address. As the digital ecosystem scales and customers, today expect a smooth customer experience may lead organizations to compromise on security to meet the market demands.

A comprehensive cybersecurity approach that is modern, agile, risk-based, and context-aware will help today’s CISO to mitigate threats efficiently. CISOs can consider the following few strategies to develop a comprehensive cybersecurity posture to protect critical assets from sophisticated cyber threats and risks:

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Design and implement an adaptable and agile cybersecurity posture

Cybersecurity industry veterans need to reimagine the concepts of user Ids, credentials, and IP addresses, transforming them into core foundation elements that assist their underlying functions. The modern IT infrastructure is developed on traditional elements of computing and has evolved to become centralized, abstracted, and virtualized.

Modern enterprises need to secure the IT infrastructure with resilient security postures and tools to defend the entire business network and scale with evolving needs. Many enterprises still have legacy tools and postures that have become obsolete according to the current threat landscape.

Cybersecurity leaders can concentrate on verifying identities and devices based on the context of requests to secure the IT infrastructure against sophisticated cyber threats.

Embrace a zero-trust approach

Zero trust network architecture is one of the most effective ways to keep protect the organization from sophisticated cyber-attacks. Zero Trust secures IT infrastructure from unauthorized access to sensitive assets by enforcing access controls that are risk-based and adaptive for each and every access request.

Traditional methods to send one-time password has become obsolete against securing today’s threats and risks. CISOs should consider implementing password-less Multifactor Authentication (MFA) to strengthen security because it is more secure and quicker for users than multiple password resets and insecure email delivery.

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Identify and mitigate threats in real-time

A comprehensive cybersecurity approach to secure the business network from sophisticated cyber threats should be capable of identifying and mitigating threats in real-time.

CISOs should consider patching vulnerabilities and setting agile response strategies to mitigate threats efficiently. SecOps teams can modernize their cybersecurity tech stack by upgrading it with tools that secure the IT infrastructure from sophisticated cyber threats.

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