Ending the Firefight in Cyber Security
Strategies for Building a Modern, Scalable Security Operations Function
Cybersecurity Is Ripe for Transformation
As organizations make massive changes in their IT strategies to support the acceleration of their digital transformation initiatives, many security teams are being pushed to their limits. Traditional cybersecurity program strategies are struggling to scale to meet this growth, leaving many security leaders unable to protect their organizations from the onslaught of modern threats.
More than half of respondents to a research survey by TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group reported that security operations are more difficult today than two years ago. Respondents reported that a rapidly growing attack surface, with an increasing number of vulnerabilities, a more complex threat landscape, more cloud usage, and a growing number of security tools to manage have led to the increased difficulties they are experiencing with the security operations at their organizations. More concerning is that these influences are leaving many stuck in the firefight, with no time to improve their program.
Meanwhile, security leaders are being asked to improve their organization’s security posture in the face of a growing threat landscape and uncertain economic times. In the context of regulatory and risk-driven prioritization, scalability and operational efficiency should be key priorities.
Cyber Resilience Is the New Horizon
As cyberdefense strategies continue to evolve, new objectives are driving change in strategy, approach, and outcomes. While threat prevention was once the primary objective, more modern security leaders are focused on cyber resilience as their centric theme.
This new horizon means thinking differently about cybersecurity strategies, focusing first on understanding every aspect of the business operation and the IT infrastructure needed for business continuity.
Despite Modernization, Challenges Exist for Most
The sharp increase in infrastructure diversity, the move to cloud-delivered applications and services leveraging Agile development methodologies, and a more distributed, mobile workforce are mandating change to enable security and IT teams to keep up.
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For example, 56% of the security leaders responded that MDR service providers offer access to expert security resources, 49% support proactive threat hunting, 42% achieved significant reduction in successful attacks, to name a few.
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