Only a digital house with a good foundation remains in today's datastorm.

Arman van Frankfoort
3 min read
Security requires a more intelligent approach.. The number of cyber attacks has been increasing for years. And if an attack succeeds, its impact is also on a larger scale. This is partly due to the use of sensitive data in cloud environments. Only a digital house with a good foundation remains in today’s datastorm.

We regularly read in the media about large data leaks at hotel chains, hospitals or the Tax and Customs Administration, for example. Cybercriminals often take advantage of easily guessed or stolen employee login data, or they mislead the CEO or CFO to click on a malicious link is clicked on. After all, the greatest threat for an organisation is still e-mail. And it turned out not to be easy at all to secure. Certainly because employees want to have access to company data on all kinds of devices and from any location.

Abundance of data

Juniper Research's 'The Future of Cybercrime & Security Threats & Mitigation 2017-2022' research also shows that almost half of the large companies are not satisfied with the possibilities of identifying unknown threats. It is not for nothing that it takes an average of 99 days before a data leak is discovered in an organisation. The IT security officer simply can't cope with the plethora of threats and IT incidents that need to be investigated.

Fewer fires to extinguish

Cybercriminals are generally smart and adapt very quickly to new circumstances. How do you deal with this? The easiest solution to take action against this would be to hire additional security experts and improve security. But good IT security experts are not exactly plentiful and the IT budgets are not infinite either. That is where Intelligent Security Operations, or Intelligent SecOps for short, can be useful.

With Intelligent SecOps, the actions of IT security guards are taken over by intelligent systems and automated. The data from IT incidents are analyzed by systems and this way systems can learn from previous incidents and help prevent possible future problems. So instead of extinguishing fires, proactive action is taken to prevent an attack or downtime. In addition, IT staff will spend less time investigating individual reports. If a system has fallen victim to cybercriminals, it can be restored more quickly and is operational again more quickly.

Smart technology makes vulnerabilities in networks clearly visible and immediately provides information in the event of any problems. Forensic investigation of incidents can be carried out more efficiently and rapid action can be taken against any attacks or leaks. Intelligent SecOps is therefore desperately needed because only a digital house with a good foundation remains in the current data storm

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