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New Research on Dealing with Advanced Threats

by Anton Chuvakin  |  February 24, 2014  |  1 Comment

Yes, there are people [and organizations] out there who need to hear it from Gartner again. And again. And again. And again.

THEY NEED TO HEAR IT … FROM GARTNER … AGAIN!

So: “Malware Is Already Inside Your Organization; Deal With It” – heard it this time?

In any case, with this post I wanted to highlight two excellent notes written by my peers at Gartner:

By the way, we are not saying anything even remotely similar to “prevention is dead.” We are only saying that most organizations under-spend and under-emphasize detection (many) and response (most): “Enterprises are overly dependent on blocking and prevention mechanisms that are decreasingly effective against advanced attacks.” Still, one of the notes states that “preventive controls to “harden” endpoints are highly effective and should be revisited by security organizations.”

Over time, it is expected to change since “by 2020, 60% of enterprise information security budgets will be allocated to rapid detection and response approaches — up from less than 10% in 2014.”

Note that these notes are NOT technical and comfortably short; you can read them and then give them to your boss to read. Maybe even to his boss…

While you are at Gartner site, here are some documents I’ve recently written:

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Anton Chuvakin
Research VP and Distinguished Analyst
5+ years with Gartner
17 years IT industry

Anton Chuvakin is a Research VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner's GTP Security and Risk Management group. Before Mr. Chuvakin joined Gartner, his job responsibilities included security product management, evangelist… Read Full Bio


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