Tackle the Data Deluge Problem for Better Cybersecurity
… an answer for processing the massive volumes of data that can be generated by any number of security technologies.
Let the Buyer Beware
Cybersecurity means many things to different people — caveat emptor is the rule of the day when vetting solutions. If your provider or vendor can’t tell you how they’re going to address false positives, how they’re going to find the needle in the haystack and how they’re looking for the real threat with a zero-trust approach, you don’t have security; you have a feel-good story.
It’s important to ask the right questions about the kind of investment required:
- What are you as a customer required to have and to be able to do for this security solution to work correctly?
- How many people do you need to have on staff to use it effectively, and what skills do they need to have?
- If it’s a service-based solution, ask how many people they have in their SOC and what their qualifications are.
Think It Through
The digitized world runs at machine speed. Human speed alone, no matter how experienced and dedicated the SOC staff are, cannot meet the cyber threat. Even if enough SOC analysts could meet it, you wouldn’t be able to find enough of them due to the cybersecurity talent shortage. For the sake of security, you must use a zero-trust approach – but it must be coupled with an answer for addressing the massive volumes of data that are created. And, you need to have a solution that does what it promises to do. Use the questions above to make sure there are no nasty surprises when purchasing an AI or ML solution.
Chris Braden is a veteran sales and channel executive. In his current role at eSentire as vice president, global channels and alliances, he is responsible for eSentire’s global channel program, overseeing strategic partner recruitment, international expansion and growth with current partners through an improved enablement program. He is a 2019 CRN Channel Chief recipient. Chris also oversees strategic partnerships with key partners Carbon Black, Sumologic and Cyxtera. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from George Mason University. Follow him @eSentire or @cbraden128 on Twitter or on LinkedIn.