Cyber Security - Protection or Detection
Cybercrime is growing for the same reason online services have become so popular with consumers and business alike – ever more accessible technology. Hacking is easier than ever thanks to the ever growing number of off the shelf attack software. With access to the dark web, three guys in a room halfway around the world can cripple computers in hundreds of countries.
It has become abundantly clear that no network is completely safe. Where once companies thought they could defend themselves against an onslaught, they’re now realizing that resistance is less important than having a plan in place to detect and neutralize intruders when they strike. It’s no longer good enough to try to keep them out. Network monitoring and detection services are increasingly a vital component of business survival.
In one survey, 66% of security and IT professionals replied that they weren’t confident that their organization could recover from an attack. I believe that number is probably on the low side. Since the majority of cyber attacks are allowed in from friendly fire (employees emails, mobile phones, USB sticks), it only underscores the need for organizations to find out how professional and affordable network monitoring can be a part of their security strategy.