As Dark Reading points out in a recent article, most IT professionals live in a state of constant fear that their companies will be the target of the next high-profile security breach. One way to counteract that fear is to achieve continuous vigilance, or what the article refers to as continuous security validation. Most IT teams are reactive, addressing events as they occur, or worse, after the fact. Organizations need to change their mindsets and think of continuously challenging their security defenses.
In other words, IT teams need to think like hackers in order to anticipate the enemy’s next move. Start with the most direct question: What does the hacker want to steal? By running breach simulations centered around your most valuable assets, you can begin to establish a knowledge base of how hackers work and look for the most effective way to stop them from stealing credit card data, Social Security numbers, source code – whatever you’re protecting.
The goal is to reduce the hackers’ advantages by getting inside their heads based on the most recent threats. Let’s summarize these five steps that can help you turn the advantage to you.
While Observable Networks can help you discover imminent attacks with endpoint modeling, continuous security validation is equally critical to organizations like yours that need to achieve vigilance and a proactive mindset to combating hackers. Consider these five steps as an effective place to start if they are not already part of your security strategy.
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