While it’s true that the tools, techniques and tactics of cyber-attackers continue to become more sophisticated – and the scale of attacks and amounts stolen/damage caused grows as the attack surface expands with ever more devices, services and industries connect to the internet – the basics for defenders remain the same.
Deter the attackers from getting in
Detect them if or when they do
Minimise damage they can cause
Eject them as quick as you can
Remediate any damage
Resume normal service as soon as possible
Spurred on by increased public and boardroom awareness of the threat, reinforced by regulation such as GDPR and NIS, organisations and companies of every size are allocating greater spend to implement technology, tools and procedures to shore up their cyber-defences.
But what products or services should they buy? In reality, it always depends on your specific requirements, but with that proviso, SC Awards Europe can help the process by indicating which companies and product/service offerings stand out from the crowd.
Our independent judges carefully consider each entrant against a range of criteria – but especially customer satisfaction – to determine who exemplifies best practice and will be this year’s winners. Plus we pick individuals to honour who embody those same attributes.
Awards are about winners and praising success. This includes the success of every finalist who will have demonstrated that they are at the top of their game, each adding to our ability to defeat our adversaries, and that truly is worth celebrating.
Tony Morbin, Editor-in-chief, SC Media UK