Wait, don't miss out on the latest GovCon industry news!

Sign Up Now! GovCon Wire provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings

*By clicking "Join us now" you agree to receive email, promotions and general messages from GovCon Wire, In addition, you also agree to GovCon Wire Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.

X Remind me Later

ForeScout’s Shawn Rodriguez: Countering Cyber Threats Requires Visibility Into Connected Devices

Shawn Rodriguez

Shawn Rodriguez, regional vice president of U.S. state and local government and education at ForeScout Technologies (Nasdaq: FSCT), has said agencies that aim to secure complex networks from cyber threats should implement an adaptive security strategy that works to offer insight into connected devices and related risks.

“A critical core to adaptive security operations should be agentless, real-time visibility with rich contextual insight across heterogeneous devices and network tiers,” Rodriguez wrote.

He noted that such a strategy involves the implementation of an automated process that is based on security policies and granular intelligence to address gaps between cyber threat detection and response.

“Harnessing such granular data also provides valuable context to confidently create more effective security policies that mitigate and remediate threats with automated, targeted actions,” he said.

Agencies should field a “closed-loop security system” that integrates several components such as data correlation, device discovery, threat detection, intelligence and response in order to build up their ability to safeguard networks from various threats.

He added that the adoption of such a security system “allows new innovations to be added without expanding the attack surface,” boosts operational efficiency and reduces risks.

GovCon Wire Logo

Sign Up Now! GovCon Wire provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings about Technology

Related Articles