- On July 15, 2016
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- By Chris Howell
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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?
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. However, organizations concerned about cybersecurity threats should focus on prevention first, for these three reasons:
1. Organizations must have preventative measures in place: You always want to stop an attack or data breach before it happens. There are less efforts and funds spent in prevention versus detection, including the incalculable losses following an attack or data breach.
2. Prevention supports detection: All major security products, with prevention capabilities, provide logging/alerting for blocked attacks and integration with SIEM (security information and event management) solutions. Through this logging/alerting, correlation, and reporting; organizations gain both prevention and detection capabilities.
3. More rapid detection and remediation: Prevention data helps organizations to better fine tune detection mechanisms. The data that is gathered during the prevention process helps to provide organizations with more informed detection tactics. You receive immediate detection benefits from your prevention countermeasures, allowing you to create the most robust IT network defense.
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