How to Protect Your Business Against Cyber-Threats
By leveraging behavioral-based detection, machine learning prevention mechanisms and threat intelligence, a company can protect itself against cyber-threats.
The types of attack techniques used by cyber-criminals continue to evolve. Between January and June 2016, CrowdStrike observed a more than 600 percent increase in ransomware detection.
In 2016, cyber-criminals used information obtained from cyber-attacks to weaponize the information in order to embarrass targets or influence public perceptions.
Traditional cyber-security tech that relies on Indicators of Compromise (IoC), such as known-malware or IP addresses, can’t keep up with changing variants and malware-free intrusions. More than 60 percent of intrusions today do not involve malware.
IoC-based methods are a reactive approach to tracking intrusions. By the time an IoC is detected, the probability that the organization has been compromised is high. Instead, enterprises need to be able to prevent, detect and respond to both known and unknown attacks.
Organizations need to stay ahead of attacks, regardless of the techniques being used. Machine learning and behavioral-based threat prevention approaches are necessary to fight today’s sophisticated threats.
By integrating threat intelligence into detection and response, organizations can gain a better understanding of adversaries, their capabilities and intentions. As a result, enterprises can build stronger, more resilient defenses.
Machine learning enables an organization to quickly analyze the breadth of data from its network, threat intelligence and other information, leading to faster identification of Indicators of Attack (IoA).
Technology can serve as a proactive approach to cyber-security, but as long as people hack, individuals must remain behind security defenses. Skilled analysts hunting on the network give organizations an extra, human layer of protection.
Organizations can’t wait for downtime to scale security to more users or update integrations. Security solutions and capabilities should scale easily. Cloud computing offers new architectural capabilities to help enterprises aggregate and marshal resources to shore up defenses.
To stay ahead of technically astute hackers, organizations must shift their cyber-security approach to focus on proactive methods—including IoA, managed hunting teams, threat intelligence and machine learning—and unify these crucial elements.