Advanced Attacks Can go Unnoticed for Months

A Data Breach Threat Analysis (DBTA) can find where they’re hiding

virus2Your company’s data is like a Thanksgiving feast to an identity thief.

Access to personal records can provide a big payday for a cybercriminal. They can infiltrate your system, undetected, and reside there for a long period of time, scarfing up your company’s intellectual products and/or gobbling away at your employees’ and customers’ personal information.

These advanced attacks can be hard to find using traditional network security practices. Today’s cyber-attacks are stealthier and more malicious, making them more difficult to discover until it’s too late.

According to the Internet Security Alliance (ISA), the intellectual property of mid-market businesses has never been more at risk from advanced attacks. This is because of a common misconception that cybercriminals focus more on larger businesses and government entities.  As a result, mid-market business owners and managers don’t think they are as vulnerable.  They also typically lack the resources and personnel to implement the appropriate security measures.  These things combined make them an appealing target for hackers.

Many security breaches occur today because of the time lag between the discovery of a vulnerability and the installation of security patches. Traditional anti-virus/anti-malware vendors continue to lag behind cybercriminals when it comes to detecting and protecting against new and evolving threats.

So how do you find these threats?

You have to test your security profile and one way to do this is to request a Data Breach Threat Analysis (DBTA).

At Sword & Shield, we know how to leverage our extensive incident response experience to provide an inclusive DBTA.

Conventional practice is for companies to remediate the security vulnerabilities that are found during testing. However, few organizations determine whether the attacker successfully exploited the vulnerability during the timeframe of exposure before the remediation.

Our DBTA takes a snapshot in time to:

  • Profile real-time attacks being perpetrated against the network,
  • Determine the origin (IP address and country of origin) of the attacks,
  • Determine the likely intent of the attacker,
  • Detect malware and viruses that may have already been introduced and remain undetected,
  • Determine insecure applications and vulnerabilities that may otherwise be unknown, and
  • Determine whether a system breach has occurred through a known vulnerability or an unknown vulnerability (0-day). The data sources captured in the snapshot will contain forensic evidence of the existence of the vulnerability and or attack.

Call us at 865-244-3500 or email us at secureme@swordshield.com to see how we can partner to secure your future.


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