Consolidating Tech Stack for a Robust Cybersecurity Posture

Consolidating Tech Stack for a Robust Cybersecurity Posture

Security leaders must acknowledge that the constant evolution of cybersecurity tools is a reality of today; as a result, they leverage this opportunity to strengthen their capabilities today while also deciding on a path that will make continuous improvement in the future easier.

Today’s CISOs and IT security leaders must deal with both the rapid change across the threat environment as well as the rapid evolution of the IT environment. Cybercriminals continue developing new and more sophisticated attack methods. At the same time, as IoT expansion, cloud adoption, and work-from-anywhere practices become more popular, attack surfaces continue to grow. 

In the constant search for the next best-of-breed silver bullet, many IT leaders have invested in more and more point solutions in response to a more complex threat environment and complex infrastructure to safeguard. As a result, tech stack sprawl occurs, putting businesses at even greater danger as complexity interferes with security. Consolidation is the answer, which entails replacing several single-purpose items with fewer multi-function products.

Improve security posture with a consolidated tech stack 

Cybersecurity is on the minds of every C-suite executive and board member, as a result of the increase of high-profile attacks by hacker groups and nation-state actors. Hence, it is time to rebuild the security stack by consolidating tools or outsourcing the process to a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). Using the MSSP strategy allows CISOs to consolidate and enhance their security capabilities without having to invest in new security infrastructure. Businesses will have fewer vendors to manage, simpler day-to-day operations, and, most crucially, a stronger cybersecurity posture with either method.

Businesses can gain the following benefits of technology consolidation by overcoming vendor and tool sprawl:

Staff and skills should be optimized

A consolidated environment aids in addressing the never-ending scarcity of resources and skills. Security experts can focus on resolving security weaknesses with fewer products to know and manage. They can also focus on strategic efforts such as network architecture re-evaluation and cloud and remote work infrastructure security.

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Increase the efficiency and efficacy of cybersecurity

Fewer tools allow resources to be directed toward prevention and early detection. Security leaders can address holes in their layered defenses — such as monitoring and assessing the network, user activity, and technologies to gain complete visibility of their infrastructure — and respond in real time to security events by consolidating and outsourcing.

Bring down Mean Time to Detection (MTTD) 

According to industry experts and various studies, most cyber-attacks are discovered a few months after the first breach. Greater visibility, coordination across processes, people, and technology, and, most crucially, security experts can help companies limit the amount of time an attacker spends lurking in their infrastructure.

Leverage emerging technologies to enhance security

Security teams can discover the “needle in a haystack” by identifying and alerting on real threats while limiting false positives using automation, machine learning, and big data capabilities. SOAR an d other cybersecurity solutions can cut response times, speed up remediation, and boost SOC efficiency. Routine threats are eliminated, leaving the SOC experts to deal with more complicated and sophisticated threats round the clock.

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