Security teams are behind the 8 ball. It’s not like the infrastructure is getting less complicated. Or additional resources and personnel are dropping from the sky to save the day. Given that traditional security operations approaches will not scale to meet the requirements of protecting data in today’s complicated and increasingly cloud-based architectures, what to do? Well, we need to think differently.

We are entering a new world. One where security is largely built into the technology stacks which run our infrastructure. Where we plan our operational functions and document them in clear runbooks. Where those runbooks are implemented via orchestration and automation within infrastructure without manual intervention.

In this paper, we present an approach to allow your security team to focus on what it’s good at, which is basically understanding the attack surface and the adversary’s tactics and design controls and policies to protect the organization from the threats it faces.

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You can download the paper (PDF).