Security professionals today are dealing with infrastructure that is multi-layered and haphazard.
As threats have developed, new products have launched to counter them. Each new product becomes a part of an increasingly complex security environment. To make matters worse, brand new attack vectors capitalize on the success of cloud computing, mobile devices and the Internet of Things. Staying on top of security requirements is a constant headache.
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems were supposed to make security simpler by capturing a broad picture of an environment. SIEMs offer a bird’s eye view into what is happening across an environment, and can correlate events to provide some context. Many SIEMs also alert users to notable events. But SIEMs can be incredibly complex and often require a lot of investment of time and money to maintain. For many professionals the promise of SIEMs has given way to disappointment.
What the industry really needs is a solution that can take data from anywhere in an existing infrastructure, and bring it to life with context drawn from a deep knowledge of the global threat landscape. With this context you are protected against existing and incoming threats and empowered to take quick and decisive action. Secureworks’ Counter Threat Platform aims to achieve this by constantly updating with threat intelligence drawn from a pool of security analysts, threat researchers and engineers. The Counter Threat Platform uses existing infrastructure to save resources so that companies are free to focus their energies on digital transformation.
You need to make it easier for clients, partners and suppliers to do business with you. This requires becoming more transparent, increasing the connection with clients and partners and improving the customer experience. Security can and should be at the forefront of these initiatives. Whether they involve the cloud, mobile or IoT, these transformations don’t have to require the purchase of new security technologies.
Future-proof security is an approach to protection that works with existing technology, takes in any form of data, enables global visibility, is informed by the latest security intelligence and affords flexible management and monitoring capabilities where and when you need them.
You will need a security platform to carry you into the future to provide protection across all of these frontiers, a global information ecosystem, fueled by data and insights from any hardware and software vendor, from any geography, from any industry. Powered by a platform — created and continually enhanced by a team of analysts, researchers and engineers — this information ecosystem offers unparalleled visibility into the threat landscape. If your cybersecurity provider has a platform such as this they should be able to protect you from current threats, alert you to threats on the horizon, and empower you to take fast, effective action. This enables CISOs to feel more comfortable to say “yes” to innovation, “yes” to meeting stringent budget demands and “yes” to reducing risk to vital data.
You will learn:
- Why a SIEM system is not enough to protect you from all security breaches
- How to leverage existing security technologies to free up your budget for major technology refreshes and new innovation
- What you should look for in a security system to protect you into the future of technology innovation