It has been a week since the largest cyber security conference ended, where thousands of attendees got together to discuss the latest on cyber threats, security, and solutions. With hundreds of sessions and events, it’s hard to consolidate all the different ideas, but here are three key takeaways:
With millions of cybersecurity openings globally, this skill shortage was definitely a topic of discussion throughout the week. It is clear that there are two main issues:
Not only are there not enough cyber security talent who truly understand the current security landscape, but even if a company was able to hire someone, there are so many alerts that it is not humanly possible to look at all of them. Throughout the week multiple keynotes mentioned the need to train more cyber security professionals in order to have enough talent to stop the increasing number of cyber attacks. In addition, vendors are offering solutions that assist with the vast amount of alerts.
Automation is at the forefront of the cybersecurity world. It helps address many of the issues that we are currently seeing, such as the skill shortage. It is important to take a proactive approach, such as automatically detect and automatically prevent, in order to take on the sophisticated challenges that we are seeing today. For example, if the previous paragraph I mentioned how an organization receives too many alerts, but an automated system can help overcome that issue. We are depending on our computers more and more to make our security decisions and vendors are embracing the need to remove human error with automated solutions.
Not only was migrating to the cloud a reoccurring topic throughout the week, but embracing cloud security was also an important theme. Every year, more and more companies are acknowledging the benefits of the cloud and decide to adopt cloud technology, which means that they must also adopt new cyber security solutions. To ensure their cloud is secure, companies must include two-factor authentication, identity access management, encryption, etc. If companies don’t do their part to secure their cloud, then they leave themselves vulnerable to threats. This year, cloud security was also embraced. By using cloud native security solutions, companies have an alternative to the traditional siloed products that constantly need updates.
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