It’s not hard to understand the concept of proactive cyber defense: acting in anticipation of an attack against a computer or network. The goal is getting in front of attacks by evading, outwitting, or neutralizing them early instead of waiting for the damage to start like reactive cyber defenses.
It’s also not hard to understand the benefits of being proactive: preventing the negative effects of cyber attacks instead of trying to minimize the damage. The only thing hard to understand is why every company doesn’t practice proactive cyber defense already?
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Morphisec Moving Target Defense Blog authored by Dudu Mimran. Read the original post at: https://blog.morphisec.com/what-is-proactive-cyber-defense