SCC urged businesses and organisations attending this year’s RSA Summit event to adopt an intelligence driven approach to corporate security by embracing available technologies and harnessing their capabilities in order to successfully navigate a digital landscape that presents heightened cyber security threats.

Speaking to delegates at the event, SCC’s David peace, Security Sales Specialist, explored the way in which businesses should be using big data and developing security strategies based on software and experience that are designed to detect, investigate and remediate threats.

“We’ve reached a critical point in terms of security and risk management. With the value of data at an all time high and threats to that data ever more present, SCC believes that a huge number of security strategies are simply not good enough.

“Technologies that are capable of enabling IT security strategies that deliver visibility, analysis, and action in the wake of threats to security, are widely available and it is imperative that businesses embrace these toolsets underpinning intelligent strategies if they are to cope with growing risks of IP theft and sensitive data breaches.”

Speaking to delegates about risk management, big data and corporate security best practices, SCC warned organisations of taking a short sighted approach to security, an approach that ensures compliance to regulation, but falls short in terms of enabling businesses to address and act on digital risks. Explaining how to utilise large amounts of data, Peace encouraged delegates to look beyond common practices of compliance and low level security to developing Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) systems based on expert assessment and intelligence gathered by leading edge technologies.

With huge numbers of organisations in the UK adopting strategies that are simply compliant with legislation – strategies that include investing in security products and logging data – SCC aimed to illustrate the benefits of moving toward more proactive security strategies that interpret data collected from all corporate devices, identify threats and areas of vulnerability, and implement processes of remediation of visible incidents.

“Making sense of data was previously difficult, however toolsets now exist to enable organisations to look at incidents and manage IT security effectively. With the proliferation of devices and IT infrastructures made up of a complex blend of cloud services, hardware and software, the value of data and risk to IP has never been greater. Not enough businesses are making the most of the technologies available or implementing strategies that can cope with the growing threat of cybercrime, however those that look to the future and adopt innovative IT strategies, will be poised to thrive,” concluded Peace.

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