With the Super Bowl fast approaching and play offs in full
swing, we thought a few sports analogies might be in order for this week’s
This week Silicon India News shared a great article on strengthening
Enterprise IT security. You can read the full article “Enterprise
Security, And Ways to Strengthen It” to get their complete list of tips and
Everyone knows that it takes the whole team to win a game;
when you’re going up against cyber-criminals with advanced knowledge and
skills, it’s important to play your strengths and key players. As for us, we’d
like to call attention to two key players on the enterprise security team; we
like to think of these players as the MVPs of IT security. Without these
players, it’s like the Patriots without Brady, the Broncos without Manning, you
might squeak by for the cyber-security win, but why squeak when you can have
the powerhouse players on the roster to carry your team to victory.
So here are our Enterprise Security MVP players this year.
#1: Application Security (The Corner Backs)
Far too many organizations focus on securing just their
devices, instead of their applications and resources. If you put all your
resources into sacking the QB that leaves the wide receivers (Applications),
wide open for an executed attack. Application control can help defend against
the high risk, advanced targeted threats that can really cause damage to an
organization. This year, utilize application security measure like whitelisting
and application control to defend against a crippling Hail-Mary attack that
could set your team back.
#2: Centralized Policy Deployment (The QB)
This one is pretty obvious, but without a strong Quarter
Back (a centralized policy deployment tool) that can read the field, call the
shots and manage the players, it becomes very difficult to efficiently or effectively
manage a team, whether it’s on the football field or in the boardroom. Proper enterprise
security requires a centralized policy deployment tool, where admins can
monitor system usage, categorize events, groups and users, and deploy security polices
to those groups effectively. This QB of enterprise security needs to be able to
call the plays, adjust on the fly depending on the field, and environment, and
have complete control over the different players on the team. Like a QB, a
strong centralized policy deployment tool can pull together an enterprise
As always, enterprise security is a team sport, and it takes
the whole team to win a game. But, understanding where your team’s weaknesses
lie and drafting players that can close those loop holes is the best way to
come out on top. To win the game companies should also invest in strong players
like SIEM, data encryption and automatic patch updating solutions.
If you want to learn more about how the Viewfinity solutions
can help your team tackle cyber security issues, visit our website or contact us today.