January 20, 2016
Joe Franscella

3 Proactive Approaches to CyberSecurity

<p>Cybersecurity is critically important to every organization and, as a security professional, it is your difficult job to ensure that company data is safe. But what are best and most current ways to keep information secure? Here we look at three of the best proactive approaches to cybersecurity.</p><p><strong>1. Threat Detection</strong></p><p>Threat detection is one of the most innovative and effective ways to stay on top of cyber criminals. This collaborative approach is an innovative way for the community of cybersecurity professionals to pool resources and information, staying one step ahead of hackers. Threat intelligence is your best advantage over loss of data, finances, and public trust. Threat intelligence provides real-world, real-time information on adversaries, threats, and malicious attacks.</p><p>More and more businesses across all industries are implementing threat intelligence programs in their organizations. The development process is critically important to ensure that you are receiving relevant and prioritized threat data that is valuable for your organization. Working with the <strong><a href="{page_245}">right partner</a></strong> when embarking on this process will help save you time, money, and stress.</p><p><strong>2. DPM 5GL Real-Time Compliance</strong></p><p>The need for real-time info is critical. According to cybersecurity expert Larry Karisny, author of <strong><a href="http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/Will-DPM-5GL-save-cybersecurity.html" target="_blank">Will DPM 5GL Save Cybersecurity?</a></strong>, “We must move forward from historical analysis to real-time 5GL event patterns if we are to successfully monitor data-in-motion activities. This is where and how we must deploy new cybersecurity technologies to truly defend ourselves against cyberattacks.”</p><p>DPM 5GL stands for Digital Process Management 5th Generation Programming Language and it is designed to detect anomalies from regular patterns. By relying on pattern analysis rather than algorithms, DPM 5GL allows for real-time audit and analysis. If it always seems like hackers are one step ahead of you, it is because they usually are. This protocol attempts to level the playing field by mitigating the typical advantages that hackers have.</p><p><strong>3. Encryption</strong></p><p>Encryption is like your oldest cybersecurity friend. It may not be the newest approach, but it certainly has its advantages. Cryptographic algorithms have long been used in security protocols, and many current products still support older encryption measures.</p><p>The previous go-to 56-bit DES has been replaced with 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) that provides stronger security.  Now, there is next generation encryption, which will enable even better scalability and easier growth for the future. The next gen of cryptography has emerged from these standards through 30 years of global development and study. There are four categories of AES cryptic algorithms: symmetric key, public key, elliptic curve, and hash.</p><p>Used by the U.S. government and endorsed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, AES protects classified information. This standard is also implemented in software and hardware throughout the world to encrypt sensitive data.</p><p>Regardless of which method, or methods, of cybersecurity you chose, it is imperative that you are proactive in your approach. Cyber criminals like to stay on the cutting edge and security analysts must stay right on that edge with them in order to truly protect sensitive data.</p>

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