Empowering You to Proactively Protect Your Organisation
Why Context, Visibility and Control?
Security is about data intimacy and asking the right questions. Many security products and approaches available today provide only one or two of the ‘Context, Visibility and Control’ trio. Only with all three can you be sure of a strong defence.
Many tools are externally focused; preventing threats both known and new such as malware, viruses and ransomware. But they won’t help you identify a malicious insider in your domain, whitelisted on your applications. For this, you need context, visibility and control.
With context, you gain visibility because you know where and how risks will materialise. And once you’ve got visibility – you can then gain control.
Context provides common sense elements that software often lacks. Why would an HR employee suddenly require a profile on an endpoint belonging to Finance?
Visibility looks beyond the apparent. For example, your Anti Virus may believe it has successfully cleaned a virus from your endpoint, but with wider Visibility you can see that the endpoint is now trying to communicate across the network. Perhaps an embedded virus was missed, and a worm is trying to move laterally across your estate.
Control stops threats as they are identified. Good examples include Anti Virus and User Behaviour Analytics, but most security solutions include Controls. Gaps in your Controls can lead to enormous opportunity for exploitation.