The cost of developing and launching Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) has fallen dramatically, while attacks by cybercriminals against enterprises have escalated. And while costs have fallen, the sophistication of attacks has increased.
Today’s cybercriminals do their homework – they research and understand their target enterprise’s IT infrastructure and security provisions to identify weaknesses to exploit during an attack, increasing the likelihood of penetrating corporate network defenses.
Reliable, Effective Protection Needs Global Intelligence
An APT is targeted, well-organised, efficient and persistent. Preventative technologies are not an adequate defense against an APT – attackers are constantly finding new ways around security mechanisms.
Effective protection should be based on the continuous analysis of current threats and Global Intelligence. Yet even the biggest multi-national corporations can’t justify the ongoing expense of a highly specialised, in-house threat intelligence team. Security intelligence and expertise is essential in helping to identify evolving threats – and critical when an attack is underway.