At the close of the 2015 RSA Conference in San Francisco, attendees were left with a challenge from the concluding remarks in RSA President Amit Yoran’s presentation. “Our industry has adopted a defensive mindset that mimics the dark ages… Beyond this irrational obsession with perimeters, the security profession follows an equally absurd path to detecting these advanced threats,” said Yoran.
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It’s become quite clear that inline prevention solutions, which block traffic identified as an intrusion attempt, cannot provide 100% protection. In fact, persistent attackers actually enjoy the immediate response they get from these solutions – leveraging it to test different attack vectors, until they find a way in. Analysts and vendors realize that the next level in security will be to augment inline prevention security controls with “out of band” detection controls.
As CEO, I am honored to launch our LightCyber blog, that will showcase our commitment to both technological innovation and knowledge sharing. I recently returned to the security field after a number of years leading a greentech venture. During my time in this fascinating sector, I was consistently impressed by entrepreneurs, vendors and customers who were driven by an overriding commitment to a cleaner, more healthy planet.