There is no Perfection in CyberSecurity!

During the last few years, a change was underway and now it is a reality. Cybersecurity used to be a problem reserved for the IT department. It was something out there that someone else handled. Now it is a real-life, daily concern for parents, teenagers, teachers, small business owners, and beyond.

We know that running the IT security department -if there is one- can be sometimes overwhelming, given that cybersecurity moves and evolves faster than virtually any other sector. At the end of the day, your responsibility as the defender, is to close all the holes, but the attacker needs to find just one hole to get in.

Given this panorama, our experience shows us that companies that look for perfection in IT security are doomed to failure. As we mentioned before, it is a domain that evolves so fast that is almost impossible to be up to date in terms of technology and processes. There are not only new threats, but also new regulatory frameworks every day. ‘Stronger’ security solutions involve spending money or using technical skills that many people don’t have. With all of this said, we can conclude that imperfect security is better than no security.

For that reason, Solista offers a different approach. We will help organisations not to be perfect; we help them to be better. We believe that it is important for cybersecurity advice to be pragmatic, and for us practitioners to remember who we are talking to. Many people and companies find standard security advice unworkable, or not affordable, or it just doesn’t make sense to them.

Simply having the security products and tools provided by reputable vendors in place is not enough. Most enterprises respond to growing cyber threats by buying more security tools, are increasingly finding themselves overwhelmed.  The disadvantage of having many solutions is the need to manage all of them.

Solista can help you to create a strategy for addressing current and future cybersecurity risks based on the following three goals: First, be less vulnerable; Second, be able to recognise and mitigate the impact of attacks faster; and finally, be prepared to respond.

 

 

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