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Nine Questions to Ask When Selecting a Security Vendor

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    Can they thwart bad guys at all phases in the threat lifecycle?

    Don't forget that malware and APTs are not the same thing. Your adversaries are engaging in reconnaissance. Then they're infiltrating your network using malware, stolen passwords, targeted phishing, network vulnerabilities or other methods. Afterward, they're propagating inside your environment and opening command and control (C2) channels. Then — almost always — they're exfiltrating sensitive information. If a prospective vendor can only help you with one of these many phases, consider what other measures you'll need to fill the gaps.

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Nine Questions to Ask When Selecting a Security Vendor

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    Can they thwart bad guys at all phases in the threat lifecycle?

    Don't forget that malware and APTs are not the same thing. Your adversaries are engaging in reconnaissance. Then they're infiltrating your network using malware, stolen passwords, targeted phishing, network vulnerabilities or other methods. Afterward, they're propagating inside your environment and opening command and control (C2) channels. Then — almost always — they're exfiltrating sensitive information. If a prospective vendor can only help you with one of these many phases, consider what other measures you'll need to fill the gaps.

You need it. They claim to have it. What questions should you be asking as you hunt for the "just right" vendor to help you defend against the most sophisticated and determined adversaries? 

Will Irace, vice president, Security Evangelism at General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, recently shared his top questions to ask when vetting security vendors.