Defining Next-Generation Security

Brian Hazzard of Bit9 on How to Tackle New Threats
We're already seeing the next generation of advanced security threats, so now is the time for organizations to adopt next-gen security defenses. Brian Hazzard of Bit9 explains how.

Because today's attacks are specifically targeting individuals and organizations, conventional security defenses are inadequate, Hazzard says.

"Traditional solutions are looking for known bad malware - often it will be referred to as signature-based," he says. "Signature-based solutions have a dependency on knowing what that specific file looks like to be able to stop it. These [new] attacks, as they are being designed to accomplish an objective, they're being written to be unique in their design specific to break in and compromise that enterprise."

In an interview with Information Security Media Group at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2013, Hazzard discusses:

  • Characteristics of today's advanced threats;
  • Why conventional security defenses are inadequate;
  • Key elements of a next-generation security solution.

Hazzard is vice president of product management at Bit9. He joined the company in 2006 to help launch what is now the Bit9 Trust-based Security Platform and drive the product portfolio strategy. Hazzard previously worked at Molecular, a technology consulting firm, as a security and technical consultant to financial services clients, such as MFS Investments and JP Morgan. Prior to that, he worked in information security for GTE Government Systems and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

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