Equifax points out again the need for speed in security management

The Equifax data breach illustrates again the need for speed in security management. If the breach was through a known vulnerability, we wonder why wasn t it patched? If through another path, we wonder why wasn t the attack detected? We have so many incident and event management tools for servers, desktops and networks, it is hard to believe that Equifax did not have such tools. In the past, breaches like this have resulted from delays in detecting or reacting to attacks.As the pace of digital business transformation continues to increase, security management needs to increase its rate of change. The OODA loop has been highlighted as a general approach to fast, accurate decision making. Recently I came across a really good explanation of this by John Braddock, a former CIA case officer. You can check out his book on Amazon: A Spy s Guide to Thinking. Let s look at what these frameworks are and how to use them in cybersecurity management.The original OODA (Observe Orient Decisi…

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Security Connections authored by Fred Scholl. Read the original post at: https://www.monarch-info.com/blog_direct_link.cfm?blog_id=64651&Equifax-points-out-again-the-need-for-speed-in-security-management