A comprehensive security strategy based on a zero-trust approach makes a company more resilient to the constant barrage of cyber-attacks in a world of remote and hybrid work.
As a result of the pandemic, most businesses have switched to hybrid work environments, drastically increasing the attack surface outside of company walls and making businesses even more vulnerable to cyber threats. The dual challenges of supporting digital transformation and adapting to a fast-changing threat landscape are what CISOs and other security leaders must overcome. This serves to further emphasize the need for a comprehensive security strategy that is in line with business objectives.
What happens when leaders adopt a comprehensive security strategy based on zero trust? They may be limitless in their ability to safeguard everything while being fearless. Let’s look at four strategies that companies can adopt to manage a comprehensive security approach.
Adopt a Zero-Trust Approach
In order to safeguard people, apps, devices, and data wherever they may be, today’s enterprises require a comprehensive security architecture that can adapt to the complexity of the modern environment and embrace the hybrid workplace.
This is exactly what enterprises get when they adopt a zero-trust strategy based on the three guiding principles – using least-privilege access, openly verifying, and assuming a breach. The zero-trust approach expects a breach and evaluates each request as though it is from an uncontrolled network rather than assuming that everything behind the company firewall is secure.
The Zero Trust model takes a fresh look across all security disciplines, including asset protection, access control, security operation, security governance, and innovation security. Architecturally, this incorporates considerable security automation and orchestration to minimize manual work and toil, automated enforcement of security policies, correlation of signals across systems, and other features.
Manage Privacy, Risk, and Compliance
With business innovation, companies are continuously accessing, processing, and storing an enormous amount of data. A constantly expanding environment of data regulations also confronts enterprises today, adding complexity and compliance risk. Organizations should look for solutions that can map controls, decipher complex regulations and standards, and offer step-by-step assistance for improvement measures.
Furthermore, a lot of businesses still utilize manual methods to understand how much personal data they have stored; as a result, they lack the actionable insights needed to address security and privacy threats. Enterprises can identify critical privacy threats, automate privacy processes, and enable employees to efficiently handle sensitive data with the help of a privacy management tool.
Utilize a Mix of XDR and SIEM Tools
SecOps searches through mountains of data to find and track down attacks. Deep analytics, orchestration, broad visibility, and automation are the best tools for SecOps teams to use in this situation:
- High-quality detections and deep insights are provided by Extended Detection and Response (XDR) tools, allowing SOCs to focus on real attacks rather than chasing after false alerts.
- Security operations benefit from having a holistic view of the environment thanks to Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.
- Security Orchestration and Automated Response (SOAR) tools automatically investigate and address attacks and orchestrate repetitive operations across tools, reducing analyst burnout.
Organizations are able to achieve comprehensive security and keep up with the complex and quickly changing threat landscape by integrating these three types of solutions.
Use Multifactor Authentication
Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is a crucial tool for securing access to critical resources within an enterprise. MFA provides the sign-in procedure an extra layer of security that passwords alone just cannot provide. Even though MFA can’t thwart every attack, it does a great job of making password-attack strategies impossible. Because password attacks are often automated, there is a large volume of attacks that provide threat actors access to systems. MFA technologies improve security for companies by requiring additional identity verification when accessing applications or accounts.