- On October 4, 2016
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- By Chris Howell
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Adam Bennett, founder and vice president of Cloudburst Security, was among a panel of top IT and security professionals asked by Digital Guardian to answer the question,”Should enterprises focus security investments on detection or prevention?“
According to Digital Guardian, “Enterprises are increasingly aware of the growing need to invest in sound security measures capable of securing valuable company data in the ever-evolving threat landscape. But in the face of budget constraints, some companies find themselves weighing the pros and cons of investing in threat detection versus prevention. Is it possible to achieve a robust security posture by investing in either detection or prevention alone? What should today’s enterprises prioritize in terms of security investments, and why? What’s the appropriate ratio of security spend that should be dedicated to prevention efforts and detection measures?”
Bennett believes that prevention is the key. He compared cybersecurity investments to dental care, then highlighted why three reasons why organizations should prioritize prevention.
“Let’s compare dental care and cybersecurity care for a moment…When you think about going to the dentist, would you rather practice prevention or detection? Do you want to prevent cavities or have to literally drill down when problems arise?,” said Bennett. “Organizations concerned about cybersecurity should practice both prevention and detection because they are both part of a well-designed, in-depth cybersecurity strategy. Just like going to the dentist – we must brush and floss, but we still need to fix issues that arise.”
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Bennett has over 16 years of progressive cybersecurity and leadership experience. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences, as a cyber thought leader and subject-matter expert. He has extensive operational knowledge of attacker tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), and tradecraft. Bennett has focused on securing both government and commercial networks. He is available to speak at organizational events and conference, as well as serve as a cybersecurity-subject-matter expert for articles by contacting Cloudburst Security at: email@example.com