Plan, Prepare, Predict: Implementing Breach Prevention Strategies from the Start

Presented by

Nathan Wenzler, Chief Security Strategist, Tenable

About this talk

Preventing data breaches has become a key area of focus for most security programs, driven by the news of ever increasing ransomware attacks, intellectual property loss and insider threats. Having a strong Incident Response program is crucial when a data breach occurs, but more and more, we need to get ahead of these attacks and lay strong foundations that can help prevent data breaches before they occur. And beyond that, with that foundation in place, what if we can also look ahead and actually predict which areas of our network environment are most likely to be attacked? It's at this stage where defenders can start to get ahead of the curve, make sound decisions around how to prevent or mitigate risks, reduce the likelihood that these vulnerabilities are exploited and help keep their organization out of the news. In this talk, we'll discuss: • Fundamental strategies and best practices for shoring up the areas of your environment most often targeted by cyberattackers • How a culture of preparedness can be your strongest line of defense against data breaches • Leveraging threat intelligence sources to predict where attackers may target you next • Ways to prioritize your risk mitigation efforts to quickly and efficiently address weaknesses in the environment

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