Is Your Security Workflow Backwards?

If you go to the supermarket, it can be useful to make a list of items you need before you go shopping. While you might still end up with a few more items than you planned, your shopping list will generally ensure that you leave the supermarket with about what you expected you would leave with.

Imagine, if you will, a different approach. What if you went to the supermarket, bought one of every item the store carried, paid for it all, searched through the items you purchased for the items you actually need, and subsequently returned the remaining items to the store? Sounds pretty inefficient and time consuming, doesn’t it?

And yet, if we look at the security operations workflow of many security organizations, it more closely resembles the second supermarket example than the first because unfortunately, many security organizations still follow a fairly inefficient and time-consuming workflow.

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