Feb 27, 2018 1:00 PM
PT There is a troubling convergence of trends across the cybersecurity landscape that I have been watching closely. If not addressed, I suspect they could wreak deeper levels of damage and volatility than any we have already seen.
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the expanding attack surfaces being created by digital transformation, the extraordinary ease and accessibility of malware as both off-the-shelf product and emerging profit driver, and the fact that IT teams are often so overwhelmed managing change that they simply don’t have the resources necessary to keep systems appropriately patched and hardened. When we take a closer look, the challenges are stark, but the solution doesn’t require a genius, if we approach it wisely and methodically. After all, genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.
The increased speed and variety of malware threatens to overwhelm cyber defenses, much like how a spider traps an otherwise well-armed victim for later digestion. We need to find new ways to counter those attacks.
An obvious choice is to match the adversary’s speed with your own. That, though, becomes a horsepower check—an important but sometimes incomplete proposition.
Already stretched thin by the velocity of change they must manage to achieve digital transformation, IT teams are scrambling to gather and deploy—in the most efficient ways possible—what resources they do have to keep systems appropriately patched and hardened. It is simply not realistic to expect one IT team—no matter how seasoned—to fight back a dark web’s worth of easy-access malware. Read more from csoonline.com…
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