Despite the many advances in information security, organizations are still experiencing breaches. Whether the root of an attack is human error or system weakness, network monitoring can help detect suspicious behavior and measure security configurations.
Network monitoring for information security has a long history. In a recent series in CSO, Dick Bussiere details the history of cybersecurity countermeasures, the current state of affairs, and trends in network monitoring. Read Network Monitoring: Past Present and Future for a fascinating perspective.