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Why You Might be a Sitting Cyber Duck for Targeted Network Attack

August 19th, 2015 by Steve Schick

Sitting Cyber Ducks for Active BreachesIs your company a sitting duck for cyber attacks? Chances are you are. Consider what James Comey, FBI director said:

“There are two kinds of big companies in the United States. There are those who have been hacked…and those who don’t know they have been hacked.”

It’s essential to know when and where an attack takes place, and have the solutions in place to enable quick, targeted action before damage is done.

We’ve developed an infographic that looks at 4 reasons that companies are sitting cyber ducks when it comes to targeted attacks:

 
1.  Too much focus on prevention.

Most companies know it is not possible to have 100% effective prevention security, but they continue to pour their limited security resources into common prevention solutions like: Firewalls, Anti-Virus and Patch Management. And while these are all essential they are simply not sufficient. Companies need detection to counter targeted attacks – the ability to find an intruder before theft of damage can occur.

2. Hooked on malware.

Much of today’s security looks for signs of known malware.  This is reactive security – looking for what’s been done in the past. Often, maleware is not directly involved in a data breach, or its role is minor.

3. Drowning in security alerts.

Traditional secruity detection produces a daily avalance of alerts that may indicate an actual network attack, but it is like finding a needle in a haystack.

4. Lack of true detection of attack behaviours.

Organizations need detection that identifies operational behaviors that attackers by necessity must perform once inside an unfamiliar network: exploring the network (reconnaissance), improving their position, adding additional points of control (lateral movement) to get valuable assets. Identifying these behaviors provides fast, accurate detection of an active attack.

Click on the link to see the full infographic.  And, follow this link to find out more about LightCyber Magna’s Behavioral Attack Detection capabilities.

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