The Ultimate Guide To Manage the obstacles for an effective Cybersecurity program

The concepts like LAN/WAN have perhaps become obsolete when we talk about cybersecurity. Attacks have now become innovated, sophisticated, and targeted. An organization needs to upgrade security personnel with additional skills in data analytics, threat hunting, incident response, threat intelligence analysis.

Nevertheless how effectively you mitigate the security gaps, here are 6 measures to follow in nurturing an effective cybersecurity plan:

The Mystery Behind Skilled Workforce?

Demand for security professionals will increase in all sectors due to the unprecedented rise in the number of cyber attacks. Gradually these attacks have innovated and sophisticated which requires additional skills in the area of data scientists, threat hunting, red teaming, incident response, threat intelligence analysis, incident analysis, forensic analysis, etc. Since searching for the right talent is a time-consuming job, hence, it makes more sense to train and re-skill the existing talents in the required areas. These young minds require proper coaching and directions right from the CISOs so that they get themselves wrapped with this niche skill.

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There’s Big Money In Awareness among board members and employees

With the growth in the cyber incidents and changes in the regulations (BFSI and telecom sector), it is prudent that the board members become aware of all these incidents so that cybersecurity gets buying. Another important factor is that the awareness among board members helps CISOs in getting an adequate budget for cybersecurity.

Employees too are the important pillar of the triad (people, processes, and technology) of cybersecurity. CISOs should use innovative methods, baits, and quiz competitions to promote cyber awareness across the organization.

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Learn to analyze a large amount of data to Like A Professional:

Monitoring explosive data logs is a foremost obstacle for organizations in their cybersecurity plan. To overcome this, most of the organizations have adopted SOC (Security Operations Centre) which collects the logs from different perimeters. For optimizing the cost of EPS licenses (events per second) critical devices are made part of the SOC. But managing the noise in the logs and reducing the false positives is a key challenge for SOC operator and analysts.

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Handle Every Poorer integration and interoperability between security solutions Challenge With Ease

 

The good part is today’s vendor community have also realized the need and demand for interoperability and integration and we are seeing the good architectural change in the cyber security solutions thereby allowing orchestration and easy management.

 

Fast-Track Your Lack of contextual information from security tools:

 

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Contextual security is the use of supplemental information to improve the security at the time of decision making for the security solutions. Organizations need to leverage full features of security solutions to improve the prevention layer. Technologies like NIPS (Network intrusion prevention) and WAF (Web application firewall) have the ability to handle application layer attacks provided the deployment and configuration are comprehensive.

 

Prevention, detection, and Response: Pillars of InfoSec

Prevention, detection, response, and recovery are the 4 important pillars of an effective cybersecurity program. Mitigating the risk is not enough in the era of the complicated threat landscape.

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