What’s Worse Than Stolen Data? Altered Data

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 02-03-2016 Email

Attacks that previously were considered advanced threats are commodities today, with sophisticated malware and exploits available for the price of a movie ticket, according to Amit Yoran, president of RSA, the security division of EMC. And yet, important results due to this evolution seem to be misunderstood; the threats that matter most are attack campaigns that use multiple exploitation methods and backdoors to assure persistence. "Incomplete incident scoping has become a critical and consistent mistake made by security teams," Yoran said. This year was also characterized by security vendors claiming to be able to prevent advanced threat breaches when, in fact, they cannot, he said. Organizations recognized the need to monitor and defend their digital environments differently, but continued to center the security programs on the same technologies and approaches they have always used—hoping for a different outcome, but not acting differently. Here are some emerging trends Yoran advises you to prepare for this year.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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