Five Recommendations for Protection Against Advanced Hacking Attacks

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Have a response strategy ready to mitigate each type of attack properly.

Catching cyber criminals today requires investigators to perform difficult and time-consuming memory forensics while simultaneously locating, or ruling out, advanced malware infections — not an easy task. A response strategy is more than just tools and techniques. It’s also process and management. By establishing a pre-planned response strategy, the organization can be ready to respond to any kind of attack to save money, reputation and end-user pain.

In today’s information security landscape, it is not a question of “if,” but a question of “when” your network will be breached. Many breaches happen because people are not following policy. As a result, some of the most severe incidents have been detected by simplistic methods. Also, when it comes to significant breaches, the role of insiders should not be downplayed. For example, Vodafone was recently compromised when someone with knowledge of the organization accessed and stole its customer lists, including payment information.

Organizations must have a strategy in place to lessen the likelihood that their systems and data are breached by anticipating and preparing for these threats. Ken Silva, senior vice president for cyber strategy of ManTech's Mission, Cyber and Technology Solutions group, offers five recommendations for protection against advanced hacking attacks.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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