To keep an intruder out of your home, make sure all of your doors and windows are locked and secured. You could go even further and construct a fence around the perimeter, perhaps even hiring an angry-looking dog to stand guard. But it’s pointless to go to all that trouble if someone has already broken in and set up camp in the basement. However, that is the security policy of thousands of large corporations attempting to protect their data from cyber criminals.
They do a lot of good things. They spend money on security software. They take a strong, multi-layered approach to security, including all of the features we recommend, such as multi-factor authentication, encryption, dependable backup systems, and employee training.
However, they do not devote enough attention to detection and response. This includes constantly scanning systems for any indication that a crook has gained access somewhere, as well as having a process in place to stop an attack in its tracks.
According to a new study, only one-third of businesses prioritize detection, while the other two-thirds prioritize prevention.
That means they may be constructing 10-foot walls around their systems while intruders are already inside.
In-house security teams may be overconfident in the security measures they’ve implemented. However, the data suggests that they are overconfident. According to the study, more than eight out of ten businesses experienced more than one data breach last year, despite having adequate security in place.
Criminals are always looking for new ways to avoid detection. This indicates that we must take a comprehensive approach, with strong prevention AND detection policies providing the best protection against today’s determined criminals.
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