Making Security Sensible to Stop Attempted Data Breach
The industry’s track record of being able to find an active network attacker and prevent a data breach from occurring is immensely poor. One primary reason for not being able to uncover an attack is that organizations simply cannot see attacker activity because they lack the means of detecting it or because it blends in with normal activities or is buried in large numbers of security alerts.
The FD Mediagroep in Amsterdam, a multimedia company with a unique combination of print, radio, online material and events aimed at providing business people, wanted to advance their security. While having some of the best perimeter security, they knew that they must have a more proactive element to stay ahead of threats and not always be reacting from behind. They realized that they, like most companies, lacked visibility into security events on their network.
“I was looking for something that would warn me of an attack or something that was going on in our network,” said Jerry Cyrus, Security Manager, FD Mediagroep.
“Prior to LightCyber Magna we had no real insight to our network traffic and events,” said Cyrus. “LightCyber opens your eyes. It lets us rest a bit more, because we know it will detect behaviors that need our attention. At first I was a little skeptical, but it is amazing what we could see.”
Rather than the flood of excessive alerts that are mainly false positives typical of security systems, FD Mediagroep receives two to three alerts per day. “Other security products give you a lot of data but not much information,” says Cyrus. “They don’t tell you, ‘This is good,’ or ‘This is bad,’ or ‘I need to take action with this,’ but that is exactly what I get from Magna. It tells me exactly what’s going on and what we need to do about it. You get informed. It gives us a level of control that we’ve never had before.”
Listen to Jerry Cyrus share his experience and insights in a revealing video interview. Topics include:
- Meeting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws in the EU
- Stopping the network spread of ransomware
- Detecting a secret Red Team attack simulation,
- And more….