The keys to a successful IT security strategy

Fast food is enough to address short-term hunger pains. It’s not necessarily good for you; you don’t have to consume it all the time, but it fills the void. However, it will do you more harm than good in the long run. Off-the-shelf cybersecurity offerings that come free with software platforms are akin to fast food; it’s a quick fix for a small or isolated problem, but not good for the overall health of the IT landscape.

Free cybersecurity software promotes a false sense of adequate protection. This incorrect idea of ​​sufficient network defenses can have devastating consequences, as off-the-shelf cybersecurity tools do not allow for efficient monitoring. Good protection against cyber threats requires better reinforcement of all potential attack vectors. What is the antidote to this recipe for failure? The answer is to develop a thoughtful IT security strategy process that involves continuous collaboration and conversation, with an attitude of continuous improvement.

Cybersecurity is a journey, not a destination