Attackers don't take breaks. Continuous monitoring ensures that your security program doesn't either.
A continuous monitoring program can improve everything from configuration and patch management to event monitoring and incident response.
Defining risks (threats and vulnerabilities), scoping and implementing controls, and developing an inventory of systems and applications are important parts of a sound security strategy, but without audits and monitoring, security teams will face an uphill battle when they attempt to manage the state of controls, policy and events over time.
Continuous monitoring is quickly coming to the forefront as a key activity for the ongoing security of networks, systems and, by extension, enterprises.