How well do you understand the intersection between assets, devices, solutions and users?

Security asset automation: why greater visibility equals tighter security

March 27, 2019 10:00 am EST

The explosion in the number and types of devices we use today makes it extremely difficult for IT and security teams to know exactly what assets are accessing corporate data, which are being managed, and what the security status of each of those assets is. Even with the most advanced security solutions, organisations still struggle to answer the question: are our assets secure?

It’s hard to believe that in 2019, asset management is still such a hot topic. In a world of AI, machine learning and deception, organisations are still struggling to get a credible and up-to-date asset inventory, and are using manual processes to ensure that devices, users and solutions meet policy requirements.

In this Meet the Boss roundtable, we’ll look at the challenges around asset management today, but why it remains a foundational piece of any security policy. We’ll also outline the six questions organisations should be able to answer about every asset, and explore how to understand both managed and unmanaged assets, how to identify gaps in security solution coverage, and how to automate security policy enforcement.

Discussion Points

  • Understand the asset management challenge, and why asset management is so difficult today
  • Explore the intersection of assets, solutions and users, and identifying gaps in security solution coverage
  • Discuss how to move from visibility to action, and how to automate asset management and policy enforcement
Ben Thompson
Ben Thompson
Editor and Presenter at MeetTheBoss TV