If you've read my previous blog - Sneak Peek - Using DCA to be More Proactive in Preventing Security Incidents - you'll remember that we worked with Dimensional Research to gain some insights into how operations and security teams can work together to keep enterprises secure. Well the results are in and we've uncovered some pretty interesting insights from the research. I'll discuss a few interesting points here, but we'll really dig into this topic during our upcoming webinar - Bridging the Gap Between Operations and Security on May 7th from 8am to 9am PST.
Let's take a look at a few of the key takeaways from the research. Not only are the number of security attacks stunning - with more than half of all companies experiencing 10 or more security attacks per year - but the number of actual breaches is also eye opening, with nearly 1 in 3 companies experiencing a security breach in the last year! Needless to say, there's a reason that security remains the top priority for nearly all organizations.
Ok, so we know that businesses are constantly under attack - this seems like pretty common knowledge if you work in IT. In fact, the constant threat of attacks is one reason why over 80% of companies have their own, separate security team(s). On the surface, this seems like the reasonable plan - have a team that's dedicated to identifying and responding to these threats before they become a major problem. However, when it comes to executing that plan, a majority of companies feel that having separate security and operations teams actually slowed threat identification, response, and remediation. Now why would that be? There are a few possible reasons for this, one of which is often times the policies that are put in place that dictate how security and operations teams have to respond to threats. To hear some of the others you'll have to register for the webinar.
So, if separate teams actually slow threat response, what can organizations do to better protect themselves? Well one thing the research indicated is that businesses often lack tools that can quickly produce a risk-state report of their datacenter. Without knowing where they are vulnerable, it's difficult for businesses to be proactive and stop security threats before they become breaches. There are a few other things that businesses can do in order to take a more proactive approach to their IT security, but - you guessed it - you'll have to attend the webinar to find out what they are!
We hope you join us on May 7th as we discuss this research in more detail. To learn more about DCA, please visit our partner portal pages.