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Shifting the Cybersecurity Paradigm: Embracing a Prevention-First Strategy

July 25, 2023

A recent article in Forbes discusses the shifting mindset in cybersecurity from the traditional “detect and respond” approach to a prevention-first philosophy. With the continuous evolution of cybersecurity threats, organizations are investing in various tools like EDR (endpoint detection and response), MDR (managed detection and response), and XDR (extended detection and response). However, the writer argues for a more proactive approach in the face of sophisticated cyberattacks.

Adopting a Proactive, Prevention-First Approach in Cybersecurity

The concept of “presume breach,” where organizations operate as though they’ve already been breached, has been called into question. The assumption that an attacker will get through one way or another might demotivate organizations from proactively protecting their assets. Instead, a focus on prevention should be the primary goal, with detection and response capabilities ensuring that any breaches that occur are caught.

The prevention-first philosophy requires proactive measures to protect organizational data and assets, and it involves a shift in mindset to be proactive rather than reactive. Organizations must adopt a security-first attitude where security is woven into the company culture and is part of everyone’s job description. Breach prevention involves a multi-layered security approach that includes strong access controls, continuous monitoring, and proactive threat intelligence.

Implementing a Prevention-First, Zero-Trust Approach

Technologies developed with prevention-first in mind provide better protection.  A prime example of this is how Votiro’s solutions embodyZero Trust principles. Votiro, a global leader in content, disarm, and reconstruction (CDR) technology, places prevention at the heart of its product strategy.

Zero Trust is a security concept that advises organizations to not inherently trust anything inside or outside of their borders, regardless of the source.Instead, organizations should verify everything attempting to connect to its systems before granting access on a continual, ongoing, perpetual basis. Votiro takes this approach to the next level by attaching Zero Trust to data. Votiro’s CDR solution ensures that every file entering an organization’s network is treated as a potential threat, proactively applying malware cleansing to the files so that even innocuous files can be verified safe before entering Votiro’s proprietary CDR technology dissects incoming files, removes any potentially malicious code, and then reconstructs a safe version of the file for delivery to the end destination, such as an inbox or cloud storage. By doing so, Votiro ensures that malware is neutralized long before it reaches the endpoint or cloud environment. This means the potential threats are eliminated even before they have a chance to trigger a detection or response.

Votiro’s Prevention-First Strategy: Enhancing Cybersecurity

Votiro’s solution aligns perfectly with a prevention-first philosophy. By preemptively sanitizing all incoming files, organizations can significantly reduce the risk of breaches. Votiro’s approach emphasizes the importance of adopting a security-first mindset, where proactive measures are taken to protect organizational data and assets. In a world where cyber threats are continuously evolving, technologies like Votiro’s, with its prevention-first, Zero Trust approach, provide organizations with a robust line of defense, ensuring a safer and more secure digital environment.