What’s Your Security Strategy?

During Intel Focus 15, Chris Young and his leadership at Intel Security were single-minded in pushing their three-pillar strategy: Protect, Detect and Correct. We take a brief look at the strategy and ask whether it will work for you.

I have to admit - I like Intel Security’s strategy. Their focus is on three specific activities: protect, detect and correct. It’s simple to understand and articulate which will go a long way to winning over boards and execs who, until recently, really didn’t care about infosec.

Protect is all about putting the right tools in place to block as many attacks as possible. Young, however, was pragmatic and told the 3000 strong audience at Intel Focus 15 that some threats will make it past border and endpoint protection.

Simply, the adversaries are very sophisticated, well resourced and highly motivated.

That’s where detection is key. There need to be tools in place that can detect dangerous payloads that get past the border and recognise anomalous behaviour.

Should the worst happen, and a threat get past everything, you need to be ready to remediate the damage - that’s the correct part of the three-word rhyme.

As a strategy it makes good sense. Young mentioned several times through the conference that he did;t expect Intel to be the only vendor in most companies security stack.

So, what do you think of this strategy? Does it make sense? Would it work in your environment? What would you change? Let us know in the comments.

Anthony Caruana attended Intel Focus 15 in Las Vegas as a guest of Intel Australia


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