Automated. Adaptive. Simplified. Isn’t that what a cybersecurity solution should be? We know that the number one priority for security teams today is detecting and stopping advanced attacks before they cause major damage. Bad actors are operating with increased organizational efficiency and a seemingly bottomless pit of financial backing, not to mention they are constantly turning up the level of technological innovation they use to carry out their exploits.
When it comes to defending your organization from cyber crime, time matters. Visibility matters. Environment matters. And, more than ever, conditions matter. In order to shrink the time from detection to remediation, security operators need a cyber defense system truly adapts to a hyper-active threat climate and is designed from inception to be agile. That window of time between detection and remediation defines the overall potential impact of a security breach. The longer the time, the greater potential for damage. The diversity of environments – physical, virtual, private cloud, public cloud, locations, and departments – drives the need for a more responsive and unified approach to cybersecurity. The sheer volume of information generated by your security environment creates a firehose of alerts from so many sources that security operators often have difficulty seeing the most crucial characteristics of the threats that come into their view.
As the "Internet of Things (IoT)" phenomenon is catching on in a big way, I wanted to quickly capture the state of affairs of IoT in the context of security and how different Juniper technologies can help provide security to IoT infrastructure as well as protect other enterprise infrastructure from IoT devices
Automation is an area where IT has always been somewhat nervous, and historically this is with good reason. In the past, I worked for two antivirus vendors where a weekly signature update was released that caused clients to overwrite legitimate files with zero-byte replacements.
Lately, it seems that every time we turn around, there’s a cyber-assault, potentially more dangerous and more devious than the last. There’s the real threats and attacks like WannaCry. And there’s the apparently fabricated news you see on television and in theaters. We appear to be surrounded by virtually any sort of potential cybercrime. But we shouldn’t have to accept this as normal.
On top of this very active threat climate, organizations are drowning in the complexity of dozens of “best-of-breed” security solutions that get pulled together in an effort to build a proper defense solution. On top of this, organizations face a flood of alerts on many different consoles, and need to try and keep numerous security policies up-to-date. Did you know that most policies are written once and rarely updated? These go mostly unnoticed until there’s a security incident and the root cause analysis points to an ancient policy that was left unattended.