What is prescriptive security from a technical perspective?
Prescriptive security is, at its heart, a fusion of technologies and processes designed to reduce the time and effort needed to detect and respond effectively to cyber security threats and incidents.
A critical aspect of prescriptive security is its use of automation and artificial intelligence technologies. It is vital that the exact combination of technologies and processes – including where and at what level automation is used – is based on a thorough understanding of the organization’s specific risk profile and level of risk appetite. Usually, prescriptive security solutions are based on selected types of security ‘use case’: a use case is a repeatable way of applying the technologies and processes; these evolve as new threats and challenges emerge.
Prescriptive security phases
By implementing prescriptive security, the ever more precious human resource of analysts is freed up to focus on higher-priority, actionable scenarios. At the same time, the organization gets better not only at detecting and responding to security incidents but also at predicting, preventing and pre-empting risks and incidents.
Against a backdrop of increasingly sophisticated and diverse cyber security threats, prescriptive security is becoming business-critical for public and private sector organizations to protect their people, customers, systems, networks and data from any kind of harmful breach or attack.
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