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Cybersecurity Tools: How Much Is Fun?

By Shouvik Dutta 0 Comment March 16, 2020

Using too many cybersecurity tools can possibly reduce your organization’s security.

A valid argument when we are using too many tools is that some tools may interfere with the rest of the tools. Antivirus package has been a classic example of this idea. If there is more than one antivirus in the same system then there is a chance that one antivirus may identify the other antivirus as a threat.

Cybersecurity products are designed for security. Vendors tend to reduce risk by restricting the use of open source code and other ways to reduce risk. However, those responsible for checking vendor security tools probably do not check whether problems occur when using those tools alongside competing tools.

Running multiple elevated processes simultaneously could possibly introduce the potential for unintended consequences.

If the IT department is filled with security tools, then there’s a pretty good chance they won’t be able to use the various tools to their full potential. There is a chance that the staff will disregard some tools and stick to their own choice of tools.

Sadly, there is no such thing as a fool proof security tool. Due to this, organizations have little choice but to adopt multiple security tools to keep themselves safe. Despite this, it is still important to strike a balance between having too many tools and too few tools.

The mistake that organizations make is to identify a problem and then buy a tool that directly addresses that particular problem. Though this approach can seem reasonable, it can actually lead to a serious security misconfiguration

The best solution is to take a strategic, architectural approach to safety. It is much better to identify the specific components of the security infrastructure that needs protection, rather than just concentrating on individual security challenges, and then adopt a series of better solutions that can contribute to the overall defence security across the organization’s IT infrastructure. This approach helps reduce costs, avoids the proliferation of unnecessary cybersecurity tools, and prevents cybersecurity awareness.

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