More often than not, business leaders’ attitudes towards the deployment of security tools are set-it-and-forget-it. Yet, the state of cybersecurity is everchanging; it isn’t a passive endeavor. If it were, cyberattacks would be put to bed and never spoken of again. But hackers aren’t going away, and they are only becoming stronger; making it crucial that businesses put their best foot forward in protecting their organization’s valuable assets.

When stitching together an organization’s line of defense, business leaders often assume that you can either take a reactive or proactive approach to protecting your business’s assets and managing risk. Quite frankly, that is not the case; you can take both reactive and proactive approaches to cybersecurity at the same time. Deploying these layered security measures reduces the risk of cyberattacks and other looming threats every business faces today. Below are some tips to help you begin implementing a proactive security strategy for your business.

 

Hunt & Detect threats with Intelligence

Businesses should be engaging and using cyber intelligence to effectively hunt and face cyber threats head on. Timely automation and analysis of cyber intelligence, when used correctly, can be the difference between preventing business operations from coming to a halt or falling victim to an attack. Use automated, end-to-end, threat hunting tools available to perform identification, investigation, and analysis of threats in real time; they provide insight to what’s happening across your entire digital environment so that your organization can respond to threats immediately.

 

Outsource your Security Operations

Not every business can afford to staff a full breadth security operations team, but in today’s climate, your organization can no longer afford for security to be a compromise. Consider leaning on a trusted, strategic partner that offers full visibility into your network, clouds, digital infrastructure, and 24x7x365 monitoring back by a team of cybersecurity experts. By outsourcing this component of your business, it will save you time, effort, and thousands of dollars each year.

 

Layered Security as your Line of Defense

There is no silver bullet solution with cybersecurity, a layered defense is the only viable defense strategy. Add security services like a Security Operations Center-as-a-Service (SOCaaS), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), and eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) tools to ingest data across numerous sources at once, correlate machine and user data, identify threats in real time, and act before an escalation turns into a breach.

 

Integrate Cybersecurity with your Business Strategy

Your business has a lot of money invested in various technologies to support daily operations. The partner your organization opts to outsource its security operations should ensure there aren’t any gaps in what’s being monitored and hunting for threats. You can’t afford to have gaps; you can’t be 90% monitored – you must monitor everything. Your security partner should serve as a complete umbrella around your digital infrastructure; choose a partner that seamlessly integrates itself into your daily operations. By investing in your company’s existing assets, you will ensure that your organization remains secure and that no threat is missed.

 

AgileBlue SOC| XDR

AgileBlue’s SOC|XDR platform is proven to detect indicators of attack across your entire digital infrastructure and cloud before a breach occurs. Our relationship with our clients is how we define our success. We take a custom approach with every client we work with, analyzing and detecting exactly what you need. Is today the day you improve your security strategy?

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