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Survey Shows a Security Conundrum
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kalexandra
kalexandra,
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5/8/2019 | 3:45:46 PM
Re: My survey
Users will continue to be the weakest link, which is why doing the top 5 security initiatives will significantly reduce the attack surface in a measurable mannor.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
4/28/2019 | 3:59:55 PM
Re: My survey
Its important to stress, as you stated, there is no silver bullet. This makes sense. It has to be layered security model to minimize the risks.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
4/28/2019 | 3:58:24 PM
Re: My survey
Now Malwarebytes is decent but not foolproof, ever and Crowdstrike, Splunk and Carbon Black are acceptable defense walls. That makes sense. These tools may help however when it comes user behavior even those are bypassed in certain cases.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
4/28/2019 | 3:56:06 PM
Re: My survey
Antivirus doesn't do it, never really has and has only gotten worse. I agree. Attacks are more sophisticated that AV is not capable of catching, so becoming more irrelevant.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
4/28/2019 | 3:54:18 PM
Re: My survey
End users ARE the cause of almost all problens with phishing still the primary attack and infection entry. That makes sense. We just need to provide better tools so risks coming from employees behaviors are minimized.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
4/28/2019 | 3:52:52 PM
Employees
found that 85% rely heavily on employees as part of their defense This makes sense as we know employees are the weakest link in the security model.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
4/26/2019 | 9:35:24 AM
Re: My survey
This sentiment needs to be echoed. I always stress actionable intelligence through the reduction of alert fatigue. If you have a proficient security team, you can make optimizations towards automated your toolsets based on the comprehension of the environment. Your forementioned toolsets are viable. But funneling them into a single pane of glass is ideal (SIEM). 

Its important to stress, as you stated, there is no silver bullet. But you need to maximize your Security workforce by maximiing your actionable intelligence. It is grueling work that takes its toll. So its important to do some work upfront to preserve this workforce while preserving an acceptable security posture.
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
4/24/2019 | 2:16:27 PM
My survey
I have "complete confidence" in nothing, not 100% ever.  Nothing is comprehensive.  End users ARE the cause of almost all problens with phishing still the primary attack and infection entry.  They still open emails and click on links.  Antivirus doesn't do it, never really has and has only gotten worse.  Now Malwarebytes is decent but not foolproof, ever and Crowdstrike, Splunk and Carbon Black are acceptable defense walls.  You need good security staff with knowledge and ability too.  You have to respond fast and faster.  And your security staff NEEDS a rest from it all too - it is demanding work and soul-breaking in many ways.  The days of Peter Norton are long gone.


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