The greatest military strategists in history have lived by the philosophy of an active defense or the notion that “the best defense is a good offense.” This sentiment rings true now more than ever as enterprises across the globe remain at risk of a major security breach as cyber-attacks continue to grow more sophisticated and threat actors get more cunning and creative.
Organizations of all sizes, from mid-market to the Fortune 100, are applying this reasoning to their cybersecurity strategies. Increasingly, we are seeing a mind shift occur among security experts in charge of their company’s security operations center as they move from a reactive, perimeter-based security posture to one that is proactively focused on threat detection and incident response.
Active defense measures are increasingly being considered as a more streamlined, efficient, and critical part of a comprehensive security strategy. To better understand what exactly active defense is, how it works, and what benefit it can provide organizations that embrace it, here is an overview and playbook for deployment: