Sitting on a flight into Silicon Valley with my headphones plugged in to watch the latest 'new releases' on the airline's entertainment system and I can still hear a little buzz. As the adverts roll I start to wonder why this buzz is still apparent. A long time has passed since the innovation of Dolby noise reduction so why is it there?

This makes me consider a mantra that I often relate to when discussing NTT Security's resilient cyber defence architecture. That mantra is that, when considering all the advanced protection capabilities in the market today, why  do a large number of organisations simply make do with legacy protection approaches? Stopping as many known threats as possible is akin to stopping the irritating buzz in my headphones. It's just noise. It shouldn't be there.

In the cybersecurity world, you can remove that noise by ensuring that your protection capabilities are in line with the innovative approaches delivered by the most up-to date protection capabilities available. Granted, this may involve continually evolving your cybersecurity architecture in order to keep pace with the market but that is the benefit of adapting a resilient cyber defence architecture.

If you can get this right, it is exactly the same as stopping noise. You can stop the irritating buzz and focus on the more important, and often more costly matters. This would include the detection and response of the targeted attacks, capable of thwarting even the most advanced protection capabilities, that your organisation is facing. Or in my case, actually enjoying the movie…