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CompTIA’s cybersecurity research over the past several years has featured a consistent but misleading data point. Companies regularly report that security is a high priority, one that is rising over time. The reasonable assumption is that companies are building strategies to address this priority, and that is where the data point is misleading. Given the historic mindset around security – namely, no news is good news – businesses are having a hard time defining proper investments in this critical space.
Our most recent security study, The Evolution of Security Skills, dives into specific steps that organizations can take to build an appropriate posture in today’s digital environment. All of these steps are rooted in an important shift taking place among security teams: Rather than focusing on prevention, where the goal is to keep any attacks from breaching corporate systems, the focus has become proactive detection, where the assumption is that no defense is perfect and constant vigilance is required. Here are five actions that IT pros and security providers should consider when developing a modern cybersecurity approach.
It should be clear that a proactive approach to security is significantly more complicated than a typical defensive stance. This means that the investment will likely be more substantial. In order to secure the funds and bandwidth needed for modern security, IT pros and security providers need to position security as a business objective, clearly describing the potential costs and tradeoffs. In a digital economy, companies that wait for a security incident before changing their approach run the risk of that security incident putting them out of business.
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