In Cybersecurity, What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

The dangers to SMBs and businesses of all sizes from cyberattacks are well known. But what’s driving these attacks, and what do cybersecurity stakeholders need to do that they’re not already doing?

The dangers to SMBs and businesses of all sizes from cyberattacks are well known. But what’s driving these attacks, and what do cybersecurity stakeholders need to do that they’re not already doing?

To answer these questions, we recently analyzed dozens of detailed incident response (IR) reports from businesses across a range of industries, locations, and company sizes. The findings were surprising and concerning, to say the least. Here’s what we learned:

The Common Denominator: Visibility

From enterprises with 5000+ employees to SMBs with fewer than 15, across diverse network architectures, vastly different network sizes, and varying software and network management solutions – we found a single overriding deficiency in cybersecurity: lack of network visibility.

By “network visibility,” I mean a clear awareness of the components, devices, servers and data that actually comprise the network. This may sound strange. But the fact is that in many of the IR cases we surveyed, client networks had several blindspots and areas whose visibility was not accounted for.

The

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