been many solutions that have cropped up to meet the needs of organizations. These solutions have served to amplify the need for security environments to be more automated and have visibility into the cloud. The regulatory landscape is shifting and as organizations move more applications and workloads into the cloud, they must also adapt their security posture, and quick. Implementing automation in cloud security solutions can help save time, reduce human error and ultimately help organizations to more confidently and efficiently manage their cloud security posture.
Attempting to evolve security practices piecemeal will not serve your organization – you need a holistic approach that can enable you to respond to future issues. Automation in security tools provides more consistent and reliable reactions to threats than any human can. It is essential for security teams to perform their jobs more efficiently, and this becomes paramount during times of increased security incidents.
Cultivating an Effective Security Posture
Overcoming these continual challenges requires organizations to cultivate a security posture that is both reactive and proactive. Reactive in that it responds to immediate threats and security incidents, but proactive in that it is able to anticipate and prepare for future risks. Unifying the security and IT teams is a critical piece of the puzzle. An organization’s cybersecurity posture should be reinforced by maintaining a shared knowledge base and understanding of business-wide operations. This shared understanding can be difficult to maintain, and is only compounded by not being able to hire the necessary amount of talent, or maintain a fully automated and streamlined security environment.
Simply turning on new security products will not solve complex problems, unless there’s a plan in place for how they will enhance operational effectiveness and protect high-value assets. The fundamental issues that security teams encounter will continue to persist until these foundational issues are addressed. Stifling the ever-increasing complexity of the security environment, insufficient communication and teamwork, and the lack of access to a proactive approach to security issues will continue to hold back organizations.
In conclusion, as we move forward this year and beyond, security teams must continue to prioritize and focus on a more opportunity waste that comes from a bloated security posture, reliance on too much manual effort, lack of information sharing, and the lack of access to an adequate number of skilled professionals. Organizations that can address these issues and invest in the right areas will be in a position to enhance their security posture, and drive growth and innovation. Without addressing these challenges now, organizations may be ill-prepared to handle potential threats and challenges that come their way in the future.