What Does True Prevention Look Like?

In this video, Cylance Chairman and CEO Stuart McClure, Chief Security and Trust Officer Malcolm Harkins, Rich Thompson, VP of Sales Engineering, and Worldwide VP of Sales Engineering Gabe Deale discuss what true prevention in the cybersecurity industry looks like.

What do you think of when we say the word “prevention?

Prevention, to us, looks like a quiet environment. It means you’re not running around reacting to constant alerts and alarms. Alarm Fatigue is real and a security threat when repeated over time – an IT team weary of constantly clicking the ‘close’ dialog on hourly pop-up alerts may not react with the necessary speed and efficiency when an alert for a real attack comes through. You may not think that an antivirus that pops up nine alerts a day has any effect on your staff, but imagine you set off a fire alarm drill nine times a day at your office – and then the tenth alarm of the day was for a real fire. How many staff members would react to that tenth alarm as though it were a real emergency?

Prevention looks like your business is executing towards its mission. And doing so without having to hire extra staff or asking your security team to work overtime. Consider how many hours you and your team have spent in the past reacting to a security crisis, whether that be a piece of malware that somehow got through your layers of defense, or a full-blown ransomware attack on your company’s headquarters. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you can go home at the weekend and spend it with family and friends, rather than spending it in the IT lab reimaging dozens or even hundreds of staff laptops?

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