Protecting your valuable data becomes even more important as business innovation increases your competitive advantage. Ever-eager cybercriminals are ready to exploit any new opportunities, including those resulting from your gains. To help defend your successes, AT&T recommends a strategic mix of innovative technologies and proven basic processes.
Identity & access management: With identity and access management systems, people and devices accessing your networks can be verified and authorization levels set for each.
Threat analytics: Advanced threat analytics systems flag behavioral changes in devices, services, and users accessing systems or applications on the network.
Virtualized security: An offshoot of network virtualization, software-defined security allows you to follow and protect your data — onsite as well as in private and public clouds.
Incident response: An incident response plan includes a detailed and comprehensive playbook that spells out the participants, processes, and lines of reporting that come into play should a serious cyberbreach occur. (For more on this topic, read The CEO’s Guide to Incident Response.)
The ongoing digitization of your organization creates many opportunities for innovation — and new openings for cyberattack. To sustain the competitive advantage resulting from your innovations, you must be able to protect your valuable data. Cybersecurity’s evolution will help you in working to protect the data that is critical to the success and growth of your business.