Cybersecurity threat mitigation is the process used to lessen the extent of a problem or attack by isolating or containing a threat until the problem can be remedied.
Threat mitigation is a term that describes the tools, processes, and strategies companies use to reduce the severity of or seriousness of a potential data breach or other cyber-attack.
As such, threat mitigation may be separated into three primary elements or approaches, with the first one being prevention.
Cybersecurity threat prevention strategies aim to reduce the likelihood of a successful cyber-attack by identifying and eliminating security weaknesses within the system.
Prevention focuses on blocking threats before they can execute, rather than responding to incidents after they have already occurred.
On the other hand, cybersecurity threat detection is the practice of monitoring an organization’s security ecosystem to quickly identify any malicious activity within the networks.
Generally, detection is coupled with other mitigation efforts to ensure that when suspicious activity is identified, the organization has the ability to respond quickly and decisively.
Then there’s remediation. Cybersecurity professionals think of remediation as threat response, and includes strategies for containing and limiting damage to the network.
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