Cyber Resilience Think Tank offers insights for reducing security complexity

adult businessman businesswomen 1061588Mimecast Limited, an email and data security company, has released the latest eBook ‘Decluttering Your Security Environment’ from Cyber Resilience Think Tank

The eBook is designed to provide insight and advice to global industry influencers on how the industry may be to blame for all this complexity in security environments, best practices to effectively reduce security risk by minimising complexity, and considerations for hiring the next generation of security professionals.

Decluttering Your Security Environment details how security environments became cluttered in the first place, how it’s directly related to the cybersecurity skills gap and what organisations can do to minimise complexity. This report offers vital insights to reduce the overall risk of an organisation through simplifying IT infrastructures, helping to improve the effectiveness of their security environments.

Specifically, the CR Think Tank members offer three major points for organisations preparing to declutter their IT security environment.

-Know what you have, use it and connect it. As security vendors make advances to their products, companies may not be aware of new features and functionality. A vital first step is to turn on all of the relevant features when assessing what products are needed.

-Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Consider a plan where you take a methodical approach to see incremental improvement over a finite period. Even if the changes are minute, they can add up to a more secure, less complex environment over time.

-Consider your resources. When adding new services to the security stack, ensure that it’s correct for the environment, specifically the resources and employees required to implement and manage it.

Joshua Douglas, CR Think Tank member and vice-president of Threat Intelligence at Mimecast, said, “Despite the number of tools and technologies on the market rapidly multiplying, the rate of attacks isn’t slowing down.”

“Organisations often struggle to navigate through the complexity of having multiple security tools and under-resourced IT and security teams. There’s a need for the industry to work better together to help improve organisations’ security postures,” he added.

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