Prevention is good, but detection is better

Presented at SOURCE Seattle 2017, Oct. 5, 2017, 9:50 a.m. (40 minutes)

In a world where security professionals warn that it is not a matter of "if", but of "when" a breach will occur, where should organizations be prioritizing their investments in security? This session reviews the trends in preventive and detective technologies and what security professionals should be doing to improve detection.


  • William Lidster - Manager, IT Security Infrastructure at Puget Sound Energy
    This session generates a lively discussion about the diminished value of continued investment in prevention; especially with the lack of innovation from security solution providers. This is a change in paradigm for professionals that are continually trying to prevent the breach. A discussion about a new paradigm to do a superior job detecting a breach invites new thinking; the market hasn't brought great technology for detection because consumers (security professionals) haven't demanded it and are not investing in that area.