Today’s security landscape is as sophisticated as ever. Between new malware variants and advanced ransomware strains, organizations are preparing their architectures for a vast array of complicated threats that could come barging in at any time. While this landscape is ever-evolving, there are some cyberthreats that hold steady throughout the years. A security vulnerability is one of these issues that has impacted technology around the globe for decades. Defined as a flaw in code or design, a security vulnerability (otherwise known as a flaw or bug) creates a potential point of compromise for a network or endpoint. A vulnerability is like leaving the front door to your house open for anyone to walk through, and malware and ransomware are the damage the intruder does once inside.
Every effective enterprise security architecture must begin with strong defense. The first line usually includes firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, endpoint security products, phishing detection solutions and more, which are intended to prevent against known cyberthreats. But what about the unknown ones? How can security teams address the advanced attacks that have just come to life? There is a chance these threats may be able to bypass that initial protective layer, especially since advanced attacks often leverage obfuscation tactics and automation to circumvent an organization’s first line of security. This issue is only compounded by the ongoing shortage of qualified security experts and flood of data from connected devices — which begs the question, what’s an organization to do?
We’re living in the modern era of cloud technology — public, private, hybrid and now multicloud. For years now, companies have opted into whatever cloud service is suitable for their business, tapping into the cost savings, scalability and efficiency that comes with a cloud strategy.
Innovation is thriving in the modern digital era. From ‘emotional’ robots to the fastest device-to-device communication we’ve seen yet — these technological advancements have changed the way society operates, irrevocably. But this digital flourish has also left a trail of complexity in its wake, as much of this new technology has come with unnecessary features and layers of convoluted functionalities. This problem has only been compounded by a lack of user understanding, as the recipients of this innovation don’t always fully grasp it before they implement it. These advancements not only need to be simplified, but also communicated in a straightforward way.