When should you consolidate your security stack?

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When should you consolidate your security stack?

Teams are struggling to manage too many discrete security tools. More than 3 or 4 means too much task switching, a lack of visibility, dashboard clutter, and difficulty managing costs.

You could simplify your security strategy into four main functions:

  • Identify risks
  • Reduce risk
  • Maintain the risk reduction
  • Mitigate issues

Then repeat.

Good security starts with strategy and framework, gets implemented through people, and THEN assisted by technologies and products.

We've all purchased too many tools to identify risks and many of them overlap. There are precious few tools that reduce risks and help keep that reduction of risk viable for the long term. We're surrounded by these tools and can't be sure of the value many of them bring to the overall security posture.

The best way to develop a pragmatic security posture is to base your strategy on a standard security framework. Frameworks break problems down into categories and the most successful CISO will map a single solution to each of these categories. The point of security systems is to minimize the risk of an event that negatively impacts your organization.

Once you know you have an effective strategy in place and your people are equipped to implement that strategy then you can assess if each of those carefully chosen tools is being properly used. Ask your team if it is configured correctly and if it is sized well and in the best place to be effective.

This is where we can help. Creating the strategy, choosing the tools, and getting them set up and implemented correctly.

Doing more with less doesn't have to mean less security.


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