The cyberthreat landscape continues to change at a rapid pace, with attackers finding their way into some of the world’s largest, most well-resourced organizations. It seems nothing can stop the criminals from continually picking the locks.
In many cases, the tactics used by hackers weren’t even especially sophisticated. The malicious actors were simply determined to identify and exploit known vulnerabilities in complex ecosystems. This is the new normal.
Even the most advanced approaches and technologies cannot guarantee that a network won’t be compromised. These approaches can deter, but they cannot prevent.
To win, we must start by changing the way we think of security. We must accept that we cannot always prevent an attack — but we can minimize its impact on the business. We must expand our focus from not only preventing threats but also rapidly detecting, analyzing and responding to them.
To help you make this critical shift, we’re dedicating our latest issue of Rack Connection to this important topic. You’ll discover:
- Why detection and remediation beat prevention
Bolted-on, reactive security measures are no longer enough. Instead, businesses need to focus on risk mitigation, resilient operating models and top-down governance into the business itself.
- How a managed security approach helps protect the National Kidney Registry
By turning to Rackspace for data security management, the National Kidney Registry can focus on its mission of matching donors and patients, thereby saving hundreds of lives each year.
- Six alarming facts about data breaches
In today’s hyper-connected world, every business is at risk of being the victim of a data breach. According to cybersecurity experts, the question isn’t whether an organization’s data will be compromised, but when.
- The dangers lurking inside your network
Many companies spend a lot of time defending their organization against external security threats. However, if you’re not as diligent regarding threats from users with legitimate access to your network, you may be setting yourself up for an internal breach.
- Learn how to become a threat-centric business with ‘Managed Security Service Providers for Dummies’
Proactive security requires highly skilled analysts, a proven process and best-of-breed technology. As a result, many businesses are turning to managed security service providers, rather than going it alone.
- How Rackspace is powering next-level security with VMware technology
With Rackspace support for solutions like VMware NSX, businesses can take advantage of virtual network architectures that enable capabilities like micro-segmentation — capabilities that were never possible in the hardware-defined networking models of the past.
It is the responsibility of every organization to be proactive and develop the capabilities to remediate threats as soon as they occur. You may want to begin with the assumption that somebody has gained access to your network and is doing something malevolent. If your organization doesn’t have internal resources to respond to such a scenario, it’s time to pull in a service provider that has the expertise to counter a threat before it impacts the business.
Take your next step toward protecting your organization. Get the guidance you need, in our latest issue of Rack Connection.