In a recent post on Security Week, Dave Anderson discussed what IT Security officials could learn from Super Bowl Security. According to Anderson, Super Bowl officials take two full years to plan and implement their strategy – something IT security pros should emulate when it comes to planning and executing their own security strategies for the enterprise. When it comes to the enterprise, security professionals are faced with sophisticated and highly motivated crime syndicates. In order to be properly prepared for cyber attacks, IT security must implement a solution that integrates IT security with business security and shields the enterprise from every angle possible – “to enhance productivity, control costs and eliminate vulnerabilities on an enterprise-wide basis.”
So what does Dave suggest in order to achieve an effective and comprehensive enterprise security program? Strategic security programs must be based on three objectives. Security pros must:
- Be focused on gaining complete visibility into their company’s security posture
- Be able to proactively analyze risk
- Simplify and automate their enterprise’s security operations
These three key objectives align nicely with McAfee’s recent McAfee Security Management solution announcement at last month’s Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit. McAfee Security Management delivers complete integration between the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform, McAfee Risk Advisor and McAfee Endpoint products, enabling organizations to have complete visibility over security and risk events across their enterprise systems. This visibility allows IT security to greatly reduce overall management time and increase productivity at lower costs – all the trappings of an effective and comprehensive enterprise security solution as suggested by Dave Anderson.
The McAfee Security Management solution is the next step in McAfee’s dedication to creating optimized security solutions for the enterprise.
At the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, my presentation, “Next-Generation IT Security Implementation on ATMs,” covered how next-generation IT security solutions should be instant, easily managed, and protect you from day-zero attacks. Accordingly, these solutions need to be cost effective, have minimal ongoing testing and enable users to maintain full accountability, control and compliance in today’s dynamic workplace.
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