Cybersecurity is a top priority for organizations. According to IDG’s 2017 State of the CIO Report, 32 percent of CEOs want their CIOs to focus on upgrading the IT security infrastructure. That’s the same number that are wanting their CIOs to help drive revenue growth. What’s more, 51 percent of survey respondents said their cybersecurity strategy and overall IT strategy were tightly integrated. On average, 12 percent of the IT budget is earmarked for cybersecurity.
This is hardly a surprise given the growing number and variety of cyber threats. Organizations don’t want to be the next headline, so they’re trying to stay one step ahead of attackers. The problem is that the security landscape and the IT environment are constantly changing. The security strategy that worked in the past is wholly inadequate today.
The cloud and mobile have created a porous and ever-expanding network perimeter. Traditional perimeter defenses, while still needed, are no longer enough. Point products that have been implemented in response to a particular security threat have created an overly complex environment with blind spots and gaps. Manual processes and alert fatigue limit the value of the tools that are in place.
AdaptivEdge has the expertise to help organizations define, refine and implement their cybersecurity strategies. Our methodology is based upon a recurring program in which we partner with customers to ensure that their cybersecurity solutions evolve as technology evolves. We stay abreast of the latest tools and techniques, and educate our customers about changing feature sets. This enables to block attacks at the front line, contain attacks that get past frontline defenses, and quickly restore applications and data in an emergency.
The cloud is a key component. We recognize that many organizations are worried about security in the cloud. We help alleviate those concerns through a comprehensive cloud roadmap that incorporates identity and access management (IAM) and modern authentication to enable greater control over cloud platforms. The roadmap is based not only on what customers are doing today, but their objectives over the next three years. This enables us to plot a course with the right security options to protect critical systems and data.
Our security solutions are based upon Microsoft’s end-to-end security offerings. Microsoft takes a platform approach that tightly integrates IAM, threat protection, information protection and security management across Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise and enterprise mobility. Microsoft’s cybersecurity reference architecture enables us to build upon proven best practices while customizing each solution to align with business objects and risk tolerance.
In future posts, we’ll explore in greater detail the pillars of the modern secure enterprise. Meanwhile, contact us to arrange a confidential consultation and assessment.
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Written and composed by one of our Microsoft System Engineers, Raul R. Perez II