Exploring the Future of Intelligent Security Solutions in an Evolving Landscape

The world of traditional cyber security teams using non-automated and simplistic solutions is long past and will remain in the dustbin of security solution history. Threats are becoming more adaptive and intelligent, and the volume of malicious activities comes at a pace unprecedented in cybersecurity history. Intelligent security solutions are the only way forward in this tumultuous time. 

How Do Intelligent Security Solutions Affect an Organization’s Security Posture?

An organization’s security posture is what separates it from the competition in the marketplace and more importantly, what separates the sensitive data sources at the core of its operations from the cyber security threats that would steal it. Intelligent security solutions positively affect an organization’s security posture and help to steel it against the inevitable attacks coming to try and breach those security protocols. How do intelligent solutions help?

  • Better Detection and Response

Intelligent security solutions are better at detecting and responding to threats before they become a significant problem. 

  • Automated Threat Detection

Manual threat hunting could be considered the spear hunting of cyber security, whereas the use of automated threat detection and response programs would be the equivalent of hunting with modern weapons and tactics. They both work but one is significantly more efficient, much faster, and can be adapted more easily.

According to a recent study by NTT “In the field of cybersecurity, once the domain of human operators alone, a combination of technology and human insight is now needed to detect and remediate threats. Using only automated systems leaves organizations vulnerable to threats that have learned to avoid detection, and using only human operators doesn’t provide the level of cybersecurity needed to catch and eliminate threats before they cause damage.”

  • Fewer Data Breaches

Better prevention protocols lead to fewer data breaches, which in turn lead to safer data sources. This is beneficial to all aspects of any organization that wants to keep its data protected and private.

  • Real-Time Analytics into Cyber Security Anomalies

Seeing the state of your security system in real-time gives cyber security teams a powerful edge when it comes to battling cyber threats because knowing when and where weaknesses arise, as well as the chances of a possible attack, give you all the information you need to make accurate security decisions.

  • More Robust Recovery

Quick recovery from a data breach saves you time, and money and most importantly, can help you regain control of your data sources and your security network.

What Security Solutions Will Remain Adaptable and Effective in an Ever-Evolving Threat Landscape?

  • Machine Learning (ML) Enhanced Security Programs

Machine learning has proven to be one of the most adaptable and effective tools in fighting cyber threats because of its ability to learn and change without the direct involvement of a human operator explicitly programming it. These programs help with prediction, prevention, and in the case of a breach, identification, and detection.

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powered and Assisted Security Programs

The main benefit of leveraging artificial intelligence in security programs is the vast computing power that can be wielded by them. They can turn an infinitely large and complex data set into accurate security insights and actionable steps, some of them able to be taken automatically. Remember that malicious actors are also using AI, so it is important to stay ahead of the game by creating security protocols that are better and more effective than the malicious programs they create.

  • Advanced Access Controls

Advanced access controls help to reduce the risk of all threats by securely limiting access to certain systems by using extremely difficult-to-forge access criteria: biometrics. Using this type of access control makes the task of involuntarily breaching a system challenging to the extreme.

  • Developing Technologies

There are always technologies on the horizon that can be utilized for security purposes. This includes the use of blockchain as part of the security program, as well as the use of edge computing technologies and the power of 5G, leveraging the low latency and augmented computing power they provide.

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