Friday, January 12, 2018

CyberSecurity Predictions for 2018: Threat Analytic Services On-Demand Has Arrived

Happy New Year! 

I recently penned a piece for general distribution about cybersecurity predictions for 2018, this one on threat analytics.  the folks at Verdict (as well as several other media outlets) picked it up and published it.

You can find the original post here.

Move Over Netflix:
Threat Analytic Services On-Demand Has Arrived 

We are a world at war – and most people don’t even know it. It is not a traditional war with bombers, battleships and bazookas. Rather, it is being fought everyday by cyber soldiers, protecting governments and organisations from state-sponsored hackers and organised crime.

Unfortunately, most private enterprises and organisations do not have the resources to effectively combat coordinated cyberattacks – it isn’t their core business and information security resources are expensive and hard to come by.  But the picture isn’t as bleak as it sounds.

2018 will see cybersecurity-related services dramatically increase, especially around threat analytics. In the past, only the largest companies could afford to invest in the procurement, management and maintenance of threat analytics services (TAS), but now they are becoming readily available to customers on demand for whatever purpose needed. Maybe it’s a point-in-time situation, like incident response or strategic advisory to evaluate existing infrastructure, determine regulatory compliance, or confirm the veracity of a particular security architecture.

Cyberattacks will continue to increase. But organisations are no longer defenceless in the fight. TAS are not just for the big boys any more – every size company can take advantage of on-demand specialised services to improve their overall cybersecurity.