Since the first computer virus crept across a network more than 40 years ago, IT security has had to evolve to protect companies’ and customers’ IP, sensitive data and other digital assets from increasingly frequent and insidious cyberattacks. This evolution resulted in the integrated security model with which most companies are familiar today: security operations centers, or SOCs. SOCs are based on threat detection, analysis and response, making it a largely reactionary security strategy: wait for an external threat to occur, analyze the threat, respond to the threat.
Over the past decade, companies across the business spectrum from retail and manufacturing to healthcare and banking have embraced innovations like cloud technology, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives in order to better serve their customers through increased customization and enhanced customer experiences.
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