April 17, 2020, Kathmandu
Big or small, organizations are currently struggling with maintaining cybersecurity. It is because most security implementations are expensive to purchase and maintain that require manual integration and operation.
In fact, it holds true for most large-scale organizations. And, many IT companies in Nepal also have failed to maintain security, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The data leaks of Foodmandu and Vianet are among the few data breach incidents in Nepal. The humans are facing a global threat in the form of a virus as businesses are turning a blind eye to another threat: cyberattacks. Employees are working remotely and hackers are working overtime to exploit Coronavirus disruptions.
With recent data breaches and other cyberattacks in Nepal, there is no doubt that Nepali companies lack security. “Nepalese company doesn’t invest even its 1% budget in security. As a result, even a newbie like SATAN is dumping their databases,” Alex Dhital, Cyber Security Researcher said in an interview. “Cybersecurity platforms, security training, security-related education, networking related education are not well managed in Nepal. So, the Cyber Bureau of Nepal isn’t well equipped. They aren’t well trained in the field of cybersecurity.”
The New Security Paradigm Shift
The inherent weakness in relying on manual security solutions gives rise to a new security paradigm – Autonomous Breach Protection. It is basically a technology that delivers a full protection cycle from cyber threats.
Well, it enables any organization to be secure even though the security team is working remotely. However, it also facilitates on-site protection.
It may just be the need of the hour since the pandemic has imposed a strict quarantine on people and organizations.
(Watch a webinar here to learn how Autonomous Breach Protection works)
The new insight that the security industry is looking into is the possibility of rebuilding the organization’s security on a single platform. On top of that, the required engines should work in unison to prevent and detect a wide range of attacks on endpoints, networks, and users. The security solution should deliver full protection by automating the entire security operation, without the need for human intervention. The name of this approach is Autonomous Breach Protection.
The Pillars of Autonomous Breach Protection
We can further characterize an Autonomous Breach Protection solution into three pillars:
Visibility – It refers to the ability to continuously monitor every endpoint, network, and user activity. It includes drilling down to process execution, file interaction, login activities, and internal/external communication.
Context – It refers to the ability to conduct real-time determination on each process execution, network traffic, and user login, whether it brings about any type of cyber risk.
Action – It refers to the ability to enforce a precise response action with respect to the disclosed risk.
As we can understand that all three pillars are essential. The security technology that is capable of providing the solution of all these pillars autonomously will have a better chance of protecting an organization against breaches.
In fact, the potential of data breach prevention and increment in the security level globally is maximum.
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