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Tip three — invest deeply in analytics; move to predictive vs reactive


19 October 2016

Ramy Houssaini

Blogs by author: Ramy Houssaini, Vice President of Security Europe, BT.


Ramy Houssaini knows cyber security inside out. Here’s the third of his ten top tips for keeping your data, and organisation, secure.

invest deeply in analytics; move to predictive vs. reactive.

Everyone involved in security today deals with a tsunami of data. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of operational telemetry data created by tools and technology; but there is a way to keep your head above water — invest in analytics.

Analytics can help you to detect anomalies and predict potential issues. Technologies such as Big Data, simulations and artificial intelligence (AI) can shift your security from reactive to predictive.

Basically, you’ll be one step ahead of the criminals.

To find out how BT can help you develop predictive analytics, take a look at the Cyber Security page.

You can review Ramy’s previous tip, on how to broaden your ‘identify and protect’ mindset to include ‘detect, respond and recover’, here.

And keep an eye out for my next top tip, where I’ll talk about why you really should be giving your CEO a pop quiz, regularly.