Continuous cyber attacks: Building the next-gen infrastructure

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Continuous Cyber Attacks:Building the Next-Gen Infrastructure for the New Normal

Copyright 2016 Accenture All rights reserved.Digital infrastructure plays a critical role in combatting cyber attacksWhat is an effective digital infrastructure?

How can it best be maintained?

How can leaders choose from among the wide range of tools and technology solutions available?2123

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A comprehensive view of digital security integrates cyber defense into the enterprise environmentA next-generation security infrastructure should:Provide greater information visibility, context and meaning regarding security events.Give technical analysts the ability to understand the impact of security events in relation to business operations.Offer flexible and open access to data and features.Drive much deeper integration levels as security infrastructures quickly becomes completely defined by software. Leverage automation for faster response times and scalability.

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Copyright 2016 Accenture All rights reserved.Create the self-defending enterprise.To deliver a quantum leap in performance.Focus attention on technology maturity.To promote security based on business context.Align threat intelligence with the business environment.To prepare defenses for what's coming and hunt for what already might be in the environment.Implement deceptions to trap intruders.To enable higher fidelity detection of adversaries, learn from their attacks and limit damage.Leverage automation.To focus security staff on more challenging issues.Feed the analytics engines.To identify subtle threats based on shifting behaviors in networks and devices.

Creating a next-generation security infrastructure requires the following actions4

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Copyright 2016 Accenture All rights reserved.Organizations should rethink their focus on tools to extract the most benefit from themInfrastructure siloes prevent organizations from realizing the full potential from the tools and technology deployed.Instead, orchestrate existing infrastructure capabilities to disrupt attacks.Assess new tools with an eye to replacing multiple older technologies with a single new one.5

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Build a next-generation security infrastructure to help achieve operational excellenceExperiment: Pilot new security technologies and automation solutions, develop use cases and simulate sophisticated attacks. Create cross-functional teams: Instead of having separate groups managing the network, the servers and security, organize these experts so they can interact, collaborate and increase the effectiveness of security automation.Team to develop talent: Help staff become specialists, while ensuring that the business, infrastructure and security teams know about all projects so they can benefit from each others innovations.Raise securitys internal profile: Make sure the chief information security officers level of influence over the infrastructure is commensurate with that of the IT leader. 6

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Copyright 2016 Accenture All rights reserved.Adopt a comprehensive view to the organizations infrastructure security requirements 7Look beyond tools.

Invest only in technologies with proven performance.

Ensure all business units remain aligned and are ready to respond to cyber attacks.

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