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The Best Defense is a Good Offense in Cybersecurity

Jun 17, 2022

Rob Koch, Chief Executive Officer at DYOPATH  

If your IT security isn’t put to the test, how do you know you have a sufficiently robust defense system? The number of breached records has increased dramatically in recent years. Typical security monitoring services do provide some protections, but they are still leaving too many businesses open to attacks. In my first blog, I addressed the power of switching from blue team to red team mode. My blog that followed explored some of the best advanced security tools that are making that switch possible. 

The current state of security fatigue is understandable. However, data breaches jumped a reported 68 percent last year alone. Advanced Security Services through a trusted partnership don’t complicate your IT. They lighten the load for businesses by providing: 

  1. Tightened security 
  2. Faster threat responses 
  3. Streamlined security management  

A Good Information Technology Offense Requires Frequent Testing 

The growing sophistication of threat actors, more connected IoT devices, and inherent limitations of vendors are all contributing to a need for more advanced IT testing. Just like with a home security system in which windows and doors must be breached to show that it’s working, the worst time to find out your defensive solution is inadequate is during an actual event.  

A proactive, “red team” approach works because it produces comprehensive risk assessments that gain insight into unique security vulnerabilities in order to resolve them. You still keep what works. A qualified partner like DYOPATH will often collaborate with other vendors and systems in place.  

Components of a multi-faceted Advanced Security solution can include: 

  • A prioritized risk-resolution approach 
  • A proactive security awareness 
  • Ongoing testing and diagnostics  
  • Certified expert engineers 
  • Services like regulatory compliance and a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) 

Your Partner Will Test, Remediate and Protect Your Whole Data System 

A red team partner should be equipped to test whatever security system is in place. It can challenge your SEIM and SOC providers to ensure they evolve and make any necessary improvements. Better yet – you get to look away while this is happening in the background and focus on all the important aspects of growing a business. If it’s been more than a year since you’ve talked to a provider, it is worth having a conversation to see what the options are and how they would work in your organization.  

There’s nothing wrong with a blue team approach – you need that, too. While DYOPATH provides both areas of service, more organizational leaders should consider what more they could do to improve what they have so that data protection is a given, not a question. 

Our team of experts at DYOPATH help leaders across industries take a more aggressive and comprehensive approach toward cybersecurity. Schedule a meeting with a specialist today to find out how our Advanced Security Services can be tailored to meet your needs.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. If you’ve been following our campaign, I hope I shed some light on the urgent need for Advanced Security Services to protect your critical data and IT systems. Learn more about DYOPATH and our diverse managed services by visiting our website. 

Rob Koch, Chief Executive Officer
DYOPATH  

About the author: Rob Koch is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at DYOPATH and a pioneer within the MSP vertical. He sets the culture, vision, strategy, and overall business direction across DYOPATH. His leadership of DYOPATH is grounded in his values of adventure, determination, health, learning, love, peace, and success.  

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