"If securing your network environment were easy, everyone would do it."

While the above quote is (kind of) a joke, it’s also eerily accurate.

Your organization may have the best staff in the world, you may allocate more resources to cybersecurity than any other company in your industry, and you may even have the world’s greatest executive team who fully understands the gravity and importance of securing your environment. But at the end of the day – security is hard.

So, when new technology – such as 5G – rolls out, and you are incredibly excited to implement the tech into your environment, but then you read an NTT Security report that says 5G may not be secure enough for you, what do you do?

Realizing you may not be able to implement new technology due to security concerns out of your control, perhaps you just focus on things you can control.

You whitelist only certain IP addresses and URLs, you ensure that your employees are only visiting authorized sites while connected to your network, and you ensure that you train your personnel to be on the lookout for suspicious emails and other activity.

Maybe you’re feeling pretty confident about the actions you’ve taken but then you read about how Iranian nation-state sponsored attackers have been engaging in an unprecedented DNS hijacking campaign – and you start to wonder if you’ll ever be able to stay a step ahead of attackers.

Lucky for you though, you use Apache on the backend of your environment, and you know that Apache products have some of the widest adoption, and therefore, the most support of any comparable product.

Couple this with the fact that maybe you’re in the finance sector, and you’re pretty sure that most attacks on your organization will come through phishing emails. But again, you’ve trained your people, and they’re ready.

But then you realize something…

You have an old Apache Tomcat vulnerability which allows remote code execution (RCE) – and for some reason, it just never got patched.

As per usual, you download the latest copy of the GTIC Monthly Threat Report from NTT Security, and your heart sinks – attackers have been targeting that RCE vulnerability more than any other – and what’s more, the finance sector has been targeted more than any other industry!

Of course, you may be reading this, thinking to yourself, “You’re right. Security is hard, but I’m in the healthcare sector, and my threat landscape is much different.”

Well, you’re certainly not wrong. The threat landscape of the healthcare sector is vastly different than finance, or manufacturing, or technology – or, any other sector, for that matter.

That’s why the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released what is arguably one of the most comprehensive cybersecurity preparedness documents for the healthcare sector in recent history.

And guess what – you can get our take on it in the latest GTIC Monthly Threat Report!

So, yes, security is hard. It’s a never-ending battle between you and the adversary who wants nothing more than to breach your network, steal your data, and potentially cause irreparable damage to your organization.

But that’s why we are here. As your security partner, NTT Security works around the clock to monitor, analyze, detect, and prevent cyber attacks – often, before they even happen.

So, go take on the day, knowing that NTT Security is enabling you to focus on more important things – getting new customers, making sales, taking care of patients, developing new products, and delivering world-class services.

Sure, security is hard…

…but why make it harder?