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Cyber Readiness and Response

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Joseph.Rogalski | 15 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

I frequently present on security threats and the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report.  There are many great statistics from the current report, 403M unique variants of malware, 5.5B web attacks blocked, 4,597 web attacks per day, etc.   I frequently describe the different types of attackers, Malicious Outsiders, Insiders, Organized Crime, etc.  The question that is frequently posed after the presentation is “How big of a target are we?”
Many security professionals are looking for the input to the risk formula for the probability of being attacked by one of the attacker types.  Unfortunately, this hard quantitative data does not exist, we can only do our best to estimate it based upon the data and information we have about the current threat landscape, as well as industry and company trends. 
At this point the conversation turns to risk management and we begin to discuss what information or...

phlphrrs | 14 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

I’ve been hearing and reading about a lot of interesting comments made by various info sec professionals regarding whether or not DLP or anti-virus has outlived its usefulness.  Believe it or not, both of these important technologies are still viable protection mechanisms that must continue to be evolved.  Both are relevant especially in today’s fast-paced information and malware flows and attacks.

With Data Loss Prevention, you get a thorough understanding where your sensitive data (including Intellectual Property) is throughout your environment, being able to put it back where it belongs, and preventing it from moving to where you don’t want it.  But, the real value is in the intelligence you’ve gained from that effort. 

As security professionals we often complain about how the business doesn’t get involved in security, they don’t understand why they need security or they’re just see it as a roadblock to...