Big data is becoming more significant for detection and response as it plays an increasingly essential role in business intelligence. Today’s increasing need for data-driven business intelligence necessitates a new evolution of threat detection and response capabilities.
Organizations are wrestling with what this means for IT security since remote work habits are likely to remain long. Many organizations realize that additional safeguards need to be put in place as soon as possible to ensure that critical systems and data are protected from attack when employees work outside of traditional perimeter defenses.
The issues come when cyber threats are on the rise and evolving. Attacks such as phishing, social engineering, and ransomware are wreaking havoc on businesses.
Businesses are rapidly discovering that they need to think outside the box regarding IT security. Legacy preventative measures are no longer adequate to combat evolving and sophisticated threats. There are also difficulties due to a persistent shortage of trained IT security specialists. As a result, security teams will need to change how they work. They must automate their operations, enhance their capabilities, and be significantly more innovative than previously.
Here are a few steps to enhance the security posture of an organization:
A zero-trust policy is crucial
Zero trust entails a departure from the more traditional perimeter strategy for IT security. Zero trust provides a mechanism to ensure that critical systems and data stay secure, which is especially important when many employees work remotely. Zero trust entails removing consumers’ implicit trust in earlier network design methodologies. By adding multiple levels of authentication to the network, security teams can better understand what their users are doing. Unauthorized parties will be less likely to acquire access to resources.
Combine authentication techniques
Many businesses are bolstering their security by combining virtual and physical authentication methods. Logs of entry and exit from a building, for example, can be compared to network logins to see who has accessed systems and when. Unauthorized activity will be easier to detect as a result of this.
Responses to phishing attacks need to be automated.
Phishing email attacks are becoming more common and more sophisticated. It can be challenging to tell when a message does not come from a reliable source in some instances. Security teams can utilize tools to reset compromised user accounts and automate the process of quarantining suspicious messages to combat this threat. Teams can, for example, build a dynamic denylist of domains based on phishing alerts and use that denylist to trigger automated responses. Other tools can use keyword analysis to examine incoming messages and detect phishing attempts ahead of time.
Enhance monitoring of remote employees
With many employees likely to work remotely for at least some time, having a mechanism to manage their IT security remotely has become essential. Tools that track activity and each employee’s resources should be in place. Any abnormal activity triggers an alert, which the security team can investigate.