Over a year on from the debacle of Target’s security breach and has anything really changed? Despite the weeks of forensic analysis and the astronomical cost incurred by the company, retailer after retailer is still falling foul of the same form of malware attack. So just what is going wrong?
Mark Kedgley, CTO, New Net Technology comments, “if an organization wants to maintain security and minimize the financial fallout of these attacks, the emphasis has to change. Accept it- the chances of stopping all breaches are unlikely at best with a prevention-only approach. Instead, with non-stop, continuous visibility of what is going on in the IT estate, an organization can at least spot the unusual changes that may represent a breach in real time and take action before it’s too late.
IT security is certainly a tough job. From the relentless introduction of new threats to the escalating impact of any breach in a 24x7, joined-up economy, those tasked with protecting business-critical data have the challenge of juggling routine, day-to-day protection requirements with the need to prevent ever more innovative hacking attempts.”