Winning the cyber-war is not a one-time event—it requires constant vigilance and a collective approach that encompasses prevention, detection and response.
If you cannot see an attack, how are you expected to stop it? If you were a detective in the physical world, would you rather investigate a burglary using random photographs of what might have occurred, or by using surveillance video of the actual event? “You’ve heard the phrase ‘antivirus is dead,’ right? That’s because antivirus often relies on outdated signatures to stop attacks. AV is good for stopping nuisance malware, but is powerless against advanced threats,” said Mike Viscuso, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Carbon Black. His firm specializes in endpoint security to disrupt advanced attacks. Here, he discusses outmoded methods of defense and self-serving approaches that no longer work, such as the tendency of vendors to work together when it’s advantageous for their bottom line. He also answers the questions posed above and offers advice on how to vanquish intruders, and he calls for information sharing and creating a sense of community among those defending themselves from attackers.