If you listen to organizational leaders across any industry, it’s not uncommon to hear them say: “We are a technology company that does banking…or health care…or manufacturing.” And it’s true. Technology is at the core of how most organizations operate, and data, analytics, and cybersecurity are the three legs that hold it up. When combined effectively, they create a powerful framework with numerous benefits, from improved decision making to improved efficiency and an enhanced customer experience.
Most CIOs expect their involvement in cybersecurity to increase over the course of 2023. Many use artificial intelligence applications for IT operations (AIOps) and security operations (SecOps) to continuously improve the security posture of their organizations. However, few of these tools enable end-to-end security operations automation, and teams are being stretched thin. Automation can support full-scale SOAR across a number of areas, including: identity lifecycle, threat detection and prevention, incident response, and audit and compliance.
Data is a valued asset that can propel growth. How you collect and store it can create a risk profile you don’t fully understand—with potentially negative consequences. That’s why you need to assume you have toxic data until you can prove you can’t.
As protecting data becomes more challenging and complex, with new tools being introduced to the market seemingly daily, three simple, core cybersecurity basics remain the best weapon to combat threats.