Wed. Dec 6th, 2023

The number of vulnerabilities continues to increase, and today’s IT ecosystems are characterized by their complexity and diversity, with an average use, according to Gartner, of 16 different security tools. In this context, Qualys has revealed the 4 key trends that experts prioritize to improve the effectiveness of cybersecurity. “Different organizations will have different compliance needs – what constitutes a high risk for one business may mean nothing to another – and the task of today’s CISO is, more than ever, to filter out the insignificant and protect the critical, complying with standards without affecting the agility of the business”, explains Sergio Pedroche, country manager of Qualys for Spain and Portugal.

4 cybersecurity trends

From the observation of vulnerabilities to the observation of risks. With the figure of the security manager or CISO increasingly present in the governing bodies of organizations, it is more than ever necessary to transfer clear and concise information about real business risks to these higher levels.

4 keys to more effective cybersecurity

Visibility as a starting point. Threat assessment is impossible without comprehensive visibility, and this is an arduous but critical task in today’s complex IT environments. Seeing each element, listing it and quantifying its vulnerabilities will therefore be the first step that will allow organizations to prioritize threats more effectively. Reducing the number of disparate security tools. Today’s disparate security tools often work in silos. Trends point toward consolidation into a unified platform that offers automation capabilities for risk monitoring, detection, and remediation so that security teams can take the next important step toward risk management. Because precisely from these platforms comes the actionable intelligence that allows teams to reduce risk and improve compliance, as required by each particular business. Reports that provide concrete practical knowledge. The unified platform will offer a wide variety of automated reporting and dashboard options. Breaking with tradition, modern security reporting provides concise, risk-defined metrics that account for specific business requirements, as well as industry standards, benchmarks, best practices, and regulatory frameworks.

By Alvaro Rivers

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