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The Future of Cybersecurity: Embracing Automation and Continuous Monitoring
Prancer
June 13, 2023

In today’s digital age, cybersecurity is more important than ever before. With the increasing number of cyber threats and the growing sophistication of cybercriminals, it’s essential for organizations to adopt a proactive and continuous approach to cybersecurity.

At the recent Red and Blue Cybersecurity Show from Prancer, cybersecurity experts Jeff King, Joe Vadakkan, and Larry discussed the latest trends and strategies for addressing key factors in the cybersecurity world. Here are some key takeaways:

1. Embrace Automation: With digital transformation happening at a rapid pace, it’s essential for cybersecurity components to keep up with the processes, technology, and techniques that need to be evolving. Automation can help organizations achieve this by providing real-time visibility into security risks and enabling continuous monitoring of cloud environments.

2. Continuously Monitor: The speakers emphasized the importance of continuous monitoring to keep up with the changes that are happening in the environment. With the cloud and cybersecurity and the ability for people to make changes quickly, doing a point-in-time pen test or even doing it quarterly is not sufficient. Instead, organizations need to adopt a continuous and iterative model of everything they do.

3. Prioritize Security in the Software Development Process: The speakers emphasized the importance of planning for security risks upfront in the software development process. This means integrating cybersecurity into the development process from the beginning and continuously updating documentation as part of the process.

4. Zero Trust: The speakers also discussed the concept of zero trust and how it relates to cybersecurity. Zero trust is an approach to security that assumes that all users, devices, and applications are potentially hostile and must be authenticated and authorized before they are allowed access to resources.

In conclusion, the future of cybersecurity lies in embracing automation and continuous monitoring, prioritizing security in the software development process, and adopting a zero trust approach. As organizations continue to evolve and grow, it’s essential to stay vigilant and adopt proactive strategies to stay ahead of cyber threats.