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Why Are We So Slow To Detect Data Breaches?
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User Rank: Apprentice
7/9/2013 | 10:26:44 AM
re: Why Are We So Slow To Detect Data Breaches?
And remember real-time attack detection and adaptive response within applications themselves where there is knowledge of the user context. Like this http://www.crosstalkonline.org...
User Rank: Apprentice
6/24/2013 | 8:51:55 PM
re: Why Are We So Slow To Detect Data Breaches?
Erika - The 2013 Verizon Data Breach Report you point to
also highlights how innocent a data breach can appear. Three out of four
intrusions exploit weak or stolen (but otherwise legitimate) credentials, and
another 13 percent result from misuse of information by privileged users,
according to the Report. Organizations need new ways to detect misuse of
information systems. While an account may be legitimate, generally the action
taken is not which can provide early detection of a potential breach.

This is why we see the security industry focusing on the
need for real-time security intelligence and big data, particularly related to
identities, their access, and behavior data to reveal patterns that look risky.
By having a way to analyze risk associated with user access on a continuous
basis, organizations will be able to better protect themselves against internal
and external threats.
James McCabe
James McCabe,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/24/2013 | 2:29:58 PM
re: Why Are We So Slow To Detect Data Breaches?
Ericka makes some well thought out points regarding detection of data breaches. But she misses a major point. Detection is a reactionary response! I think it's great that we can do all this tuning to our sensors and SIEMS, but we're still not PROTECTING the data! You must put protection controls closer to the target - the DATA itself. It must have strong usage policies and encryption. It must restrict who the data is decrypted for. Data should never be decrypted for Administrators/superusers/Root level users. They need to administer the environment in which the data runs in. They are not paid to "look"at data. Having these types of controls in place will go a long way in reducing the attack surface! Let's get our heads out of sand and start thinking about controls closer to the target. We need a paradigm shift in our security thinking.

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