Cybersecurity is an ever changing topic. Whether you are reviewing the latest exploits or attacks taking advantage of them, there is a never ending list of reading. During the last course I spent most of my time studying and writing about new attacks that were cropping up. This term I plan on discussing tools that security professionals can use to protect their environments. Understanding what tools are available is the first step in deploying an architecture that successfully thwarts attackers.
If you have not followed my blog before, welcome. My name is Dan and I have been in the IT industry for several years. Throughout my career I have consistently found security to be one of the most interesting subjects in our industry. Partly because, as outline above, it is always changing but also because companies are digitizing themselves at a rapid pace. As this transformation continues to occur, IT teams are tasked with understanding and implementing secure environments. In the past this was done with firewalls and anti-virus. However in today’s world, a firewall and anti-virus simply is not enough to keep data secure. Other tools such as intrusion prevention software, malware protection, and SIEM tools are required to get the job done.
Hopefully by the end of the term I will have amassed several articles outlining those additional tools. My goal is to make the posts informative and worthy of a reader’s time investment. I will start the term off with an in-depth look at malware prevention software.