Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture: A Cyber Resilient Approach for the Modern Threat Landscape


A recent report by Gartner suggests that by 2024, enterprises that embrace a cybersecurity mesh architecture will be able to minimize their financial impact of security breaches by approximately an average of 90%.

Cybersecurity industry veterans have already embraced this architecture in their security posture to strengthen their defense strategies. This framework will help organizations to meet the security demands of each asset in the entire business network and ingrains resiliency against various cyber threats. Cybersecurity mesh architecture is a central security layer between the users’ and organizations’ assets, legacy devices, cloud-based applications, and devices. It is one of the most effective ways to connect different security tools like access policies, identity management, and threat intelligence.

Enterprises that embrace cybersecurity mesh architecture enable them to build a more agile and resilient security posture that meets the demands of the current complex and sophisticated threat landscape.

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Ways enterprises can implement a cybersecurity mesh architecture

Enterprises globally are embracing automation tools in their cybersecurity posture to manage the increasing demands of the complex cyber threat environment. Organizations can integrate the best security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platform to overcome various challenges. SOAR platforms enable SecOps teams to simplify the manual and automated process both from internal and external threats. Cybersecurity mesh architecture helps enterprises to implement a modular approach that has four layers of security infrastructure, including Analytics, Identity, Policy, and dashboards. Following are a few best strategies that CISOs can consider to integrate a mesh architecture in their cybersecurity posture:

Focus on interoperability

It is crucial for organizations to have a centralized cybersecurity mesh to manage the intricacies of a distributed and evolving business network. CISOs should consider exploring, evaluating, and choosing the best vendors that offer application programming interfaces (APIs) and industry standards to enhance interoperability. SecOps teams need to select the vendors that enable them to allow customized policy decisions that suit their security needs. Cybersecurity mesh architecture will help businesses to apply a consistent security framework throughout the IT infrastructure.

Implement common datasets and frameworks

SecOps teams need to ensure seamless integration between all the security solutions and enable them to interact with others to access common data sets. It is an effective way to ensure the tools securing network edges, endpoints, and clouds are leveraging global threat intelligence. Common datasets and infrastructure assists in a holistic evaluation of the cybersecurity performance state, identifying the latest threats and ensuring a centralized response throughout the enterprise.

Robust threat detection

While embracing cybersecurity mesh architecture, organizations need to include security automation with the ability to develop new protection and data analytics to identify unknown threats. SecOps teams can integrate it with security information and event management (SIEM) and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) platforms to execute cybersecurity functions in the IT infrastructure.

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Real-time threat response

CISOs should consider leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tools to develop a resilient cybersecurity mesh architecture to deploy a threat response plan in real time throughout the entire IT infrastructure once the threat is identified. Organizations that embrace this approach will enable businesses to disrupt the attack vector before it becomes a serious threat, which becomes the foundation of cybersecurity mesh architecture. The cybercrime industry is evolving, and cybersecurity industry veterans are evolving their security infrastructure and governance policies to detect, protect and respond to threats in real-time. The cybersecurity mesh platform should be able to scale and adapt to the business’s security needs.

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