CISO for Check Point Software
One of the biggest challenges facing security practitioners is Gen V attacks – the combination of a wide breadth of threats, large scale attacks and a broad attack surface. True comprehensive protection requires an architected approach that prevents attacks before they happen. Ultimately, the goal is to defeat all attacks across all possible vectors. A security architecture that enables and facilitates a unified and cohesive protection infrastructure is going to provide more comprehensive and faster protection than an infrastructure composed of pieces that don’t work together. This is the heart of what Check Point Infinity delivers – a security architecture to prevent attacks before they occur.
In the current climate of mega supply chain attacks and the constant fight against new evolved malware, threat intelligence and rapid response capabilities are vital. Comprehensive intelligence to proactively eliminate threats, managed security services to monitor your network, and incident response capabilities to quickly respond to and resolve attacks, are all crucial to keeping your business up and running in 2022. Malware is constantly evolving, making threat intelligence an essential tool for almost every company to consider. When an organization has financial, personal, intellectual, or national assets to maintain and secure, a more comprehensive approach to security is the only actual way to protect against today’s attackers - and one of the most effective proactive security solutions available today is threat intelligence. Threat intelligence must cover all attack surfaces including cloud, mobile, network, endpoint, and IoT, because these vectors are commonplace in an enterprise. Threat intelligence isn’t just data - its practice, and it should fuel the move toward a prevention-first approach, blocking attacks before they penetrate, gaining the best catch rate of known and unknown threats, and achieving a near zero false positive rate, interrupting users as little as possible.
To achieve effective coverage, organizations should seek a single solution that can cover all attack surfaces and vectors. In a multi hybrid environment, where the perimeter is now everywhere, security should be able to protect it all.
Email, web browsing, servers and storage are only the beginning. Mobile apps, cloud and external storage are all essential, so is the compliance of connected mobile and endpoint devices, and your growing IoT device estate. Workloads, containers, and serverless applications on multi- and hybrid-cloud environments should also be a part of the checklist at all times. With the rapid shift to cloud and hybrid working, it’s become even more important to have a robust breach prevention strategy.
Comprehensive visibility across your entire network estate, gained through consolidation, is now essential when it comes to guarding against increasingly sophisticated attacks
Many companies attempt to build their security using a patchwork of single-purpose products from multiple vendors, but often fail and are left with security gaps caused by disjointed technologies. This approach also produces a huge overhead because it relies on working with multiple systems and vendors instead of one integrated solution. In order to achieve complete inclusive security, companies should therefore adopt a unified multi-layer approach that protects all IT elements, including networks, endpoints, cloud, mobile and IoT, all sharing the same prevention architecture and being fed the same threat intelligence data in real time.