According to CSO’s Jon Oltsik, 2018 will be the year of advanced prevention.
Advanced prevention sits at the intersection of two other cybersecurity trends, namely software-defined security functionality (which makes it easier to deploy, configure, and scale security controls) and artificial intelligence (which uses algorithms to comb through mountains of data to increase detection/blocking efficacy, provide granular risk scoring, and fine-tune decision making).
In the past, many security controls were based upon rules/heuristics and often required ample time for deployment, configuration, customization, etc. When the two advanced prevention trends come together, they produce security controls that are easier to deploy, easier to operate, and offer more accurate detection/blocking rates. Thus, organizations can deploy advanced prevention controls, decrease the attack surface, reduce security noise, and focus precious human resources on high-value tasks.
Read which three advanced prevention technologies will help organizations decrease the attack surface and simplify security operations in 2018 according to Jon Oltsik on CSO.