When it comes to intelligent video surveillance in particular, AI-driven products are beginning to unlock new functionality, and even change the role video surveillance plays for companies. From better sensors to higher resolution cameras to more efficient processing units, we're seeing an unparalleled convergence of hardware and software. And that's creating new opportunities for everything from intelligent threat detection to personalized customer experiences. We're just at the beginning of this journey, but it's clear that best practices are changing. Seemingly in real-time, security professionals are reimagining how they'll build their teams, structure engagements and define their value. We're all still building the playbook as we use it, but here are four new, unspoken "rules" for the new world of security - and how they'll continue to evolve thanks to AI.
Those on the cyber threat frontlines may view the entire FireEye-SolarWinds catastrophe through a very different lens. It’s a mile-high view that proves a thesis: why data must be smart and able to protect itself from cybercriminals – no matter where it goes, where it’s stored or who has it.
There’s a consensus building that for many of us, our post-pandemic reality will be a hybrid workplace—one in which a mix of in-person, WFH and offsite employees is a daily occurrence. This means it will be up to IT security pros to fill the gaps and stop intruders.
Billions of searches take place on the surface web every day. Synonymous with Google, this part of the web is indexed by search engines. Try searching your name and you’ll likely be met with thousands if not millions of results, a few of which are familiar to you – your social media profiles, bio on your employer’s website, mentions in the news. The surface, or “clear” web, is only the tip of the iceberg, as vast as it may seem. In fact, it makes up only 4% of the entire World Wide Web. A much larger chunk of the web, the deep web, lies beneath the surface and is not indexed by search engines – but it is still just as important for security professionals to monitor.
For a loosely connected, globally distributed system with no central governing authority, the Internet is remarkably dependable. Robust enough to cope with the unexpected, it features back-up capabilities ranging from redundant network paths to virtual servers that compensate for physical hardware failures.
Implementing a converged security organization is perhaps one of the most resourceful and beneficial business decisions an organization can make when seeking to enhance security risk management. In this era of heightened consequences and sophisticated security threats, the need for integration between siloed security and risk management teams is imperative. The need for collaboration between those two teams and the business is equally imperative. Let’s look at five more specific benefits:
Securing diverse and distributed IT environments starts with the identity plane. Modern and evolving security threats are best prevented by securing identity through many layers relying on a Zero Trust model. Zero Trust, by which I mean “trust nothing, verify everything,” can serve as a foundation for the evolution of a modern security perimeter, one virtually drawn around each individual user, from anywhere they log on. By following Zero Trust principles and establishing user identity across devices, programs, and networks, modern enterprises can pursue a security program that is adaptive, contextual, and robust enough to defend against modern threats.
The first line of defense in cybersecurity is taking proactive measures to detect and protect the entire IT landscape. It’s critical to have the right security systems and processes in place to find known and unknown threats before they impact your business. But you also need a bulletproof plan in case your systems are breached. You need to move very quickly to limit damage, so you should have a team experienced in handling these situations ready to jump to action, bringing along tools, procedures, and a proven methodology to stop attacks and to repair and restore whatever you can. Here are five critical factors in preparing for the first 24 hours after an attack: