What is real-time cyber-security?
Real-time cyber-security is a strategy that implements automated security monitoring of your business systems around the clock. Networks and endpoints, which tend to be the access points most vulnerable to hackers, are monitored consistently by outsourced security orchestration software systems and hardware that allow them to operate outside standard business hours. Network security monitoring and endpoint security monitoring are the two most prominent forms of real-time cyber-security.
What is network security monitoring?
Network security typically involves the use of Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) systems. These systems provide a detailed portrait of a business’s level of security, helping identify the weakest touch-points. This involves compliance and security incident management, detection and prevention through the collection and analysis of security events.
What is endpoint security monitoring?
Endpoint security monitoring focuses more on the devices within your business network, ranging from laptop computers and mobile devices to servers and other hardware. Endpoints are vulnerable as they act as a physical means of access for Bad Actors. Monitoring these touch-points 24/7 is crucial to understanding who is accessing your network, where, and when.
Why is real-time security monitoring important?
In today’s fast-paced business world, employees need fast and convenient access to their network without compromising its security. This is a rapidly escalating challenge, as the need for greater ease of access grows alongside the sophistication of hackers and malware around the globe. Continuous security monitoring helps businesses recognise the most imminent threats, minimise response times, assess threat management and disaster response protocols.
Above all, real-time cyber-security is a commitment to gaining the appropriate level of visibility of your network. With greater insight into your business network and endpoint security, you can act with greater foresight and hindsight alike, modernising your security procedures to better safeguard against the vulnerabilities you recognise through employee training and system upgrades, and develop disaster response and recovery procedures relevant to your business.