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12/2/2015 | 2:59:26 PM
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Antivirus software is falling behind the bad guys. I think the situation with the Target breach is very concerning that even if malware is detected it could be hard to notice in all the noise from different detection systems. This picture is not improving according to the two most recent Verizon reports that concluded that less than 14% of breaches are detected by internal security tools. Detection by external third party entities unfortunately increased from approximately 10% to 25% during the last three years.

We are wasting lot of money on firewalls and network perimeter security, things that make us feel safe but don't address real problems. Ponemon Institute published an interesting survey related to the recent spate of high-profile cyber-attacks. According to the survey database security was recommended by 49% of respondents, but the study found that organizations continue to allocate the bulk of their budget (40%) to network security and only 19% to database security.

Ponemon concluded that "This is often because organizations have traditionally spent money on network security and so it is earmarked in the budget and requires no further justification."

I found good guidance in a recent report from Gartner. The report analyzed solutions for Data Protection and Data Access Governance and the title of the report is "Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection." The report concluded that "Organizations that have not developed data-centric security policies to coordinate management processes and security controls across data silos need to act."

The attackers are increasingly focused on stealing our sensitive data and will always look for the next path to attack the data. So we urgently need to secure the sensitive data itself with modern data security approaches.

I read an interesting report from the Aberdeen Group that revealed that "Over the last 12 months, tokenization users had 50% fewer security-related incidents (e.g., unauthorized access, data loss or data exposure than tokenization non-users". The name of the study is "Tokenization Gets Traction".

Ulf Mattsson, CTO Protegrity



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