According to a recent report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 87 per cent of small businesses and 93 per cent of large organisations experienced at least one kind of security breach in the past year. And the cost continues to rise, tripling in the past 12 months as attacks on intellectual property and customer data appear unstoppable.
No security plan is perfect, yet many organisations still do not factor the inevitability of compromises into their overall defence strategies – instead focusing on what must be done to keep every conceivable type of threat at bay. This is reinforced by a reflexive assumption that new technologies can close every gap attackers need. Yet, research consistently reveals why some attacks can routinely bypass updated layers of network and endpoint security products. More than ever, preparing for an attack must include sealing-off damage and more rapidly restoring systems to trusted states. [Read more...]