What is Defensive Cybersecurity?

Defensive cybersecurity is the practice of implementing measures to protect an organization’s systems, networks, and data from cyber threats. The goal is to prevent unauthorized access and respond to security incidents in a timely and effective manner.

Defensive measures are usually what most people have in mind when they picture cybersecurity protocols. There are a lot of practices and tools involved in the approach and usually it’s multi-layered. Common defensive cyber practices include firewalls, antivirus software, and encryption.

The issue with base-level defensive security is that it’s usually not enough for a business network. Simple antivirus tools work for personal devices, but corporate ones need more. Organizations must fortify their defenses with human-led blue teams and higher end tools.

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