Cybersecurity Anarchy: Using Disconnected Management to Protect your Systems

“Anarchy: The state of a society being without authorities or an authoritative governing body.” Wiktionary

Typically, if you take down a leader, then everyone else will run. But, what if every single member of a system is equipped with the ability to adapt to new threats instantaneously and protect himself/herself from attackers equally? Central management would then become unnecessary, and the system would be incredibly difficult to penetrate. Therefore, it makes sense to provide equal protection methodologies at all layers of a system to prevent exploitation and malicious attacks. This exact concept can be applied to the threats of cybersecurity. New cutting-edge tools are now able to protect any infrastructure at the lowest levels with artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain technologies and enforcement policies that don’t need constant communications from a central source. Welcome to the age of cybersecurity anarchy. So, why exactly is a distributed, disconnected management system better than a centralized management system? And, why are the threats of cybersecurity-related to our own choice of system setup?

First, it is almost impossible to address current cybersecurity threats vulnerability-by-vulnerability due to the extreme complexity of full-stack systems.  Plus, innovative new attacks are appearing daily and the incredible cost of constant cybersecurity monitoring and patching is becoming increasingly unaffordable. Second, it is very difficult to find a team of qualified, full-stack security experts that can address every single issue that may arise in a system in a timely manner, and sec-ops failure is almost guaranteed. Third, the vast majority of current tools on the market today employ a central management infrastructure, which once breached, allows attackers easier access to any layer of the stack and lateral movement within the system for personal gain. And lastly, even though some of the current tools have AI security-driven features that are supposed to protect the system, the static nature of the inherent software programming actually prevents the system from being truly dynamic. So, if today’s tools and systems are not set-ups for security success, then how do we deal with the very complex problem of protecting our data?

Well, it makes sense to instead employ a disconnected, smart management tool with dynamic artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain technologies that provides extreme protection on every physical and virtual network device to block standard system vulnerabilities and security holes. That way, malicious attackers will be unable to take over central controls and gain entrance into an entire system without instantaneous detection and blockage of access. All data anomalies are dealt with at the root level and then distributed to all devices on the system instantly, which allows for the whole system to learn from any exploit on any device in real-time. The system can now take care of itself and becomes much more secure with each and every attack. This means that maintenance downtime is no longer an issue and the need for an expensive, full-stack security team to find and patch breaches is no longer needed. Fortunately, this type of system is now being offered, and cutting-edge tools are able to protect systems from both the threats of cybersecurity and major infrastructure issues.

Bear’s certificate-free authentication and authorization solution tools provide full-stack security on all devices by using a multi-layered local system with Blockchain technologies, low-level local agents, secure boot and invisible packet security. This layered approach embraces intermittently-connected environments and controls communications of both physical and virtual networks through lightweight agents residing on each and every device. These agents are managed through a disconnected, AI-powered remote security operations portal that updates in real-time and delivers device control consistency across platforms, devices, and enterprise divisions. AI threat analytics tools, along with a series of workflow engines, enforce Blockchain-delivered policies to enable truly dynamic, end-to-end protection that continuously authenticates devices in real-time. This means that threats and data anomalies are discovered and eliminated instantly, and the entire system learns and hardens its protection across all individual devices in real-time. Full-stack protection is achieved and constantly updated without having to maintain a large cybersecurity team of experts and without unwanted business disruptions from a system that needs to be constantly maintained and repaired manually.

The threats of cybersecurity can now be eliminated with current full-stack security tools that utilize cutting-edge AI technologies and employ low-level intelligence that functions without constant communication from a centralized force. The completely dynamic, adaptable framework offers complete, end-to-end responsiveness to events in real-time while it becomes increasingly efficient at detecting and adapting to any new threat or malfunction immediately. Attacks are disrupted before consequences become catastrophic, and the system is able to able to maintain and upgrade itself without centralized management. Anarchy at its finest.