Threats will keep coming and being on the back-foot doesn’t work. Security is a marathon; teams need to be in it for the long-haul and require the right tools and training to stay alert and continue moving forward. At some point, security teams will crack. The struggle of information overload is being cited as a key stress factor for IT security teams, with 62% seeing it as an area that causes pain for their role
There is, however, some hope. During the last couple of years, there has been a shift in approach that looks to solve these issues: the move from static monitoring to dynamic observability. While monitoring focuses on the health of components, observability provides fine-grained visibility into why systems behave the way they do. Observability is the characteristic of software, infrastructure, and systems allowing questions about their behaviour to be asked and answered. It allows you to ask the ‘what ifs’ and learn more about the ‘unknown unknowns.’ Monitoring, on the other hand, forces predefined questions about systems into a set of dashboards that may or may not tell you what’s going on in your environment.