Protecting our Nation’s Interconnected Critical Infrastructure
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is coming to an end. Hopefully, we have all come away with some ideas on how to better protect ourselves, organizations, and our country. We must not slow down, take a break from building out protection, or pause on protecting our cyber demands. In fact, we need to be more resilient now more than ever.
We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. This interconnectedness touches almost all aspects of daily life—both professionally and personally. We saw how much we depend on the technology that connects us in last week’s DDoS attack on the public internet. We need to ensure that we take measures to protect our critical technology communications infrastructure.
In an article written last week in the San Diego Tribune in response to the attack, LogRhythm’s CTO and co-founder Chris Petersen said, “I’m an entrepreneur and don’t want more regulation. But as a cyberexpert, I don’t see much alternative in order to protect our nation from damaging cyberattacks.”
Improving Defenses by Making Security Intelligence a Standard Operating Procedure
Today we are at the disposal of terabytes of data to tell us who, what, when, where, and how an intrusion may have occurred. But because of the enormous amounts of information, we need to get better at identifying what is a threat and what is just noise.
We often do not know what we are looking for, and therefore, we need assistance in correlating all of the information. What we do know is that we need to make security intelligence a standard operating procedure (SOP) for all agencies, organizations, and individuals in order to effectively and efficiently cut through the noise and determine actionable intelligence to move the defense of our critical infrastructure forward.
Security Intelligence and Analytics in the Public Sector
The white paper Security Intelligence and Analytics in the Public Sector offers up a solution. While it’s not possible to prevent all threats from affecting an agency’s IT environment, this paper outlines the need to make threat detection and response capabilities an essential requirement.
A unified security intelligence and analytics approach is the best possible approach to threat detection and response. To learn more, download the white paper.