Stopping Security breaches on their Tracks

How to S T O P Security

 

 

 

 

 

Boost your security

  • Conduct comprehensive risk assessments that look at your IT Infrastruture’s weaknesses, possible threats and their potential impact, prioritize, and then take remedial measures.
  • Proactive monitoring, scanning and remediation, along with establishing your architecture on a security-focused foundation, all contribute to a more robust security posture.
  • Tools that automatically implement security countermeasures to prevent further attacks while engineers investigate manually and confirm or clear the alert can prevent data loss when integrated into an organization’s overall security plan.

Reduce your attack appeal

Most threats are opportunistic and exploit low-hanging fruit. By minimizing your attack surface, using layered security and locking down high potential attack vectors, you eliminate points of entry and investigation time.

  • Through careful IP reputation management and blocking, you can essentially hide yourself from malicious traffic and over time, become less visible to would-be attackers.
  • Pay attention to anomalous activities. Set up notifications for anomalies such as abnormal web application requests, brute force attempts and increased traffic for certain ports and protocols
  • A direct and efficient investigation and documentation plan are vital to prevent inconsistencies and expedite breach detection.

Turn your data into your watchdog

  • Collect and study forensic data and archive it in a way that maintains its integrity – then correlate it. Let your data tell you a story that over time will help you determine if you’ve been breached or are under attack, rather than just guessing.
  • Using this macro level information, plus the risk assessment we discussed above to highlight your biggest vulnerabilities helps you reduce your attack surface and ID breaches quicker.
  • Also take advantage of third-party security data. Whether it’s known bad IPs, malicious domains, advanced persistent threats or the like, your organization can use these as building blocks for an integrated security model.

Remember that many breaches and compromises are engineered to work in stealth mode, operating in a way that doesn’t alert system administrators. For this reason alone, a multi-layered detection and recovery plan is a must to protect your organization, making the difference between a catastrophic breach that devastates your business and a breach that’s quickly contained and terminated