Whether it's for an over-the-counter pain reliever, a cutting-edge cancer drug and now the Covid-19 vaccine, the world's population depends on at least one product made by the pharmaceutical industry.
And there are plenty of reasons. First, the pharmaceutical industry is the third largest industry, after the finance and electronic commerce sector. And especially the data of pharmaceutical companies, including patented drug records, pharmaceutical developments and technology data, are all very valuable information.
And we've already seen ransomware attacks that have successfully shut down entire manufacturing supply chains.
What would happen if such an attack took a COVID-19 vaccine production line hostage or stopped the production of chemotherapy drugs.
And just like other private or public business sectors, the pharmaceutical industry is now turning to the Zero Trust security approach that focuses on users, assets and resources instead of just the traditional network perimeter.
The Zero Trust approach is characterized as the following:
Based on the CIS controls measurement, here are in order of priority the 6 best practices with the greatest impact.
The image below refers to CIS Controls V7.
The 6th is the one that aims to collect, manage and analyze audit logs of events that could help detect, understand or recover from an attack.
Every user, device, or system on a network leaves behind a virtual trail of security information, known as log data.
The SIEM solution use this data from analyst logs to identify threats in real time, investigate breaches, and generate information about attacks and events.
It centrally collects, classifies, detects, correlates and analyzes this security information to make it easier for security teams to monitor and troubleshoot IT infrastructure in real time.
A SIEM is the way to meet several requirements and to prove good faith to certification authorities. Especially since a SIEM can generate highly customizable reports according to the requirements of different regulations, while saving valuable time.
This is all the more true, as in the case of Present's SIEM Perch solution that is provided as a service, to simplify and reduce the time of implementation, administration, maintenance and scaling.
This benefit alone is enough to convince organizations to use a SIEM.
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The right use of technology addresses business challenges and drives business growth in all areas of an enterprise. We hope this blog will offer insight into developing strategies and tactics to enable you to identify those key drivers of growth and keep pace with and anticipate the rapid technology change of today.