Do You Have an Effective Cyberattack Mitigation Plan?

Cybercriminals are relentless! These digital predators are always on the hunt for even the slightest crack in the walls of your digital security strategy, constantly updating their methods and testing new schemes to infiltrate networks. Unfortunately, no matter how much money is poured into security strategy, there is no such thing as impenetrable security (we take a closer look at this topic in a blog found here). While cyberattack prevention is a major part of a digital security strategy, security breach mitigation is a crucial component as well. With the proper mitigation protocols in place you may be able to limit the damage and recover quickly from a successful cyberattack.

Up until this point, prevention has been the top focus area in most digital security strategy plans, but the industry is starting to experience a shift in security budget allocation. In fact, research reports by Gartner suggest that enterprises are indeed transforming their security spending strategies to include a greater focus on detection and response security measures. Worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.6 percent over 2016, and will top $113 billion by 2020. Spending on enhanced detection and response capabilities is expected to be a key priority for security buyers through 2020.[1]

This industry-wide security epiphany is coming at a good time, as new technologies present concerns that prevention-heavy security plans may not be able to address. The introduction of emerging technologies, such as Bring Your Own Data (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT), present a number of unprecedented security concerns. BYOD, which means that employees bring their personal computers, mobile devices and tablets to work and conduct business using those devices, are certainly subject to cyberattacks if the appropriate security measures aren’t installed. As for IoT, more and more devices are becoming connected. It is critical that these devices are identified and kept separate from the production network, and protected at the Internet gateway and DNS levels.

In Host.net’s new eBook, “Keep Your Data Safe: The Many Layers of Effective Cybersecurity,” we outline specific tools that enterprises can utilize to quickly identify and address an incoming cyberattack.

In this comprehensive new manual, we present:

  • A step-by-step guide to risks and solutions, from spam protection to intrusion detection and prevention to antivirus/anti-malware and more
  • Best practices for responding to an attack
  • A breakdown of new and evolving threats
  • The future of security, which is evolving to keep pace with more intricate attacks

Don’t wait another minute to make sure your company’s cybersecurity plan is bulletproof. Download the eBook today.

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[1] Gartner – “Gartner Says Detection and Response is Top Security Priority for Organizations in 2017” http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3638017