Digital Operations: Keeping Your Infrastructure Secure
Digital Operations: Securing Your Infrastructure
In this second edition of the Digital Operations weekly blog series, we’ll be focusing on cyber security as our topic for the week.
We’ll keep this discussion – on securing your infrastructure – high level for now and do more of a deep dive into specific areas in following weeks, either focusing on specific issues and best practices, or perhaps a deep dive on a security event that requires immediate attention.
Cybersecurity Risk Is On the Rise
The last couple of years has seen a dramatic escalation in cybersecurity attacks targeting enterprises and government organizations of all sizes.
The frequency and sophistication of these attacks continues to grow and threat actors have used a variety of tactics to gain the upper hand in extorting ransomware from victims, stealing intellectual property from enterprises, or exfiltrating information from government organizations.
Point Solutions Lead to Data Overload Exhaustion
In reaction to these increasing threats, point solutions were developed to mitigate each new cybersecurity attack. These solutions often overlapped with existing point security solutions, which lead to organizations having a wealth of different tools, each with its own notification and logging mechanisms.
As the magnitude of disparate data grew, it tended to overwhelm many enterprise security operations teams with too many false positives, unintentionally masking the few underlying real security threats, the proverbial “trying to find the needle in a haystack”.
Cutting Through the Noise with AI
Artificial intelligence is being applied to enterprise security and is making a real difference towards securing your infrastructure.
AI is very good at identifying patterns in large quantities of data and in particular, being able to find the outliers is a sea of normal data. By applying deep learning algorithms to large data sets, outlier behavior can be quickly identified, bringing to focus what’s different without distraction from all the noise about what’s normal.
Smart Enterprise Security
There has been a series of new AI-powered security offerings that have come to market in recent years that take a more holistic view of activity within an enterprise and apply deep learning AI algorithms to identify changes in traffic patterns that could be indicative of an attack or breach.
This is a positive trend within the cybersecurity industry and has the potential to simplify and counter many of the zero-day attacks that have historically wreaked havoc within enterprises.
The Bottom Line of Securing Your Infrastructure
Enterprises need to remain constantly vigilant as threat actors are devising new methods and tactics to bypass existing security tools.
As new AI powered security offerings come to market, enterprises need to stay informed of these latest offerings to identify opportunities to improve their security posture while simultaneously simplifying their existing security technology stack.
We’ll continue to discuss securing your infrastructure and the new security offerings in this blog series as well as in our syndicated research.
This blog is a part of the Digital Operations blog series by Aragon Research’s Sr. Director of Research, Craig Kennedy.
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