In the last few years, the scale and sophistication of IT security threats have grown at an explosive rate. Organizations have to contend with industrialized attacks, which, in some cases, rival the size and sophistication of the largest legitimate computing efforts. In addition, they also have to guard against a more focused adversary with the resources and capabilities to target highly sensitive information, often through long-term attack campaigns.
Regardless of their origins, today's attacks are succeeding far too frequently - and one big reason is the limitation of legacy security tools. To confront continuously evolving threats, defenses must leverage more effective insight into attack behavior, when it is actually observed.
This report examines:
- The underlying causes of the failures of many existing security technologies
- How these technologies must evolve to overcome these failures
- An example of a security technology designed to better address the nature of today's complex threats