For enterprises, these are testing times in the extreme. Never have IT departments – and the businesses that they support – been more exposed than they are today.
IT departments are challenged at every turn – with pressure from business leaders asking “is the business safe from cyber attacks?”; rapidly evolving IT estate complexity, including mobile rollouts, new cloud deployments and emerging software-defined data centres. IT relies heavily on its security teams, who are left to deal with disconnected security architectures and struggle with underfunding, and often a lack of incident investigation resources to be able to deal effectively with the waves of security incidents.
The thing is that attackers know this and are constantly seeking to extend their reach into the very fabric of the IT operations. As a result, many organisations are left vulnerable and at risk.
And it’s the nature of the attacks that are causing most consternation. Today’s assailants are...