The Cyber security sector in general, and the protection system in particular are in a crossroad. How is it possible to provide the appropriate levels of security and maintain control in an environment where businesses are constantly speeding up the digitalization of their businesses?

This issue grows in complexity when, frequently, this occurs in a “disintegrated” environment due to the autonomy with which many areas of the company count to access “cloud” tools that allow them to accelerate on their own digitalization process.

Always a step behind

Until now, current protection systems have been created under a reactive or tactical approach based mainly on 3 premises: analyze, detect and block any type of threat. This means always going one step behind the appearance of each new piece of malware. In addition, it requires a constant process of updating and prior knowledge of both the type of threat and its possible solution.

This need for permanent system patching means that the agendas of the corporate areas of the corporations are managed by the continuous appearance of vulnerabilities and exploits. This type of urgent care generates a lack of planning capacity and excessive exposure to problems of availability of the systems themselves.

Hybrid Cloud and Legacy

In this area, technology is becoming more programmable and data moves between multiple environments, so it is important to ensure that security is included from the beginning. Now, maintaining a strong security posture in a hybrid technology environment is complex and requires skills that most companies do not have or cannot afford internally.

Critical infrastructures

Cybercriminals have set their interests to demonstrate the vulnerabilities of so-called critical infrastructures. These are considered strategic because of the degree of repercussion that can lead to both economic and social. The fact is that, if attacked, it could jeopardize national security or the world economy.

Malware

It has been and remains one of the most commonly used threats in cyber attacks. Most malicious elements are detected by antivirus systems within companies, however, there is a trend towards the creation of advanced malware that manages to evade these types of barriers. This highlights the effectiveness of current protection systems, based on a tactical approach, whose approach involves pursuing attacks rather than anticipating them.

We cannot transform all information systems

The solution should go through a new and more proactive strategic approach. That is, the solution cannot focus on analyzing and / or detecting which external element is good or bad, but on avoiding the threats reaching their objectives before it is too late.

The objective: Not to be infected and … not contagious … with total accessibility

The digital environment of any company requires connection, either from the outside of the same inward (applications exposed to the Internet, business processes, extranet), or from the inside out (navigation of internal users to the Internet). In addition, the increasing mobility of companies allows access to work environments outside of offices and sometimes with personal devices, other than corporate.

.

This creates serious security and access issues that lead companies to create complex and inefficient architectures. These problems prevent the development of real safe and functional environments that guarantee the shielding of applications or services exposed to the Internet, the safe navigation of users and the possibility of having a completely remote work environment, personalized and accessible from anywhere and any type of device.