Today's security defenses are failing because, in the battle against cybercrime, security teams are using an outdated arsenal. They rely too heavily on legacy platforms that leverage technology dependent upon signatures—and while these platforms may be good at blocking basic malware that is known and documented, they stand little chance against today's sophisticated, dynamic cyber attacks that occur across multiple vectors and stages.
In this guide for CIOs, CFOs, and CISOs, FireEye provides insight into the cyber security problem facing enterprises and government agencies today.
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Enterprises and government agencies are under virtually constant attack today. Significant breaches at RSA, Global Payments, ADP, Symantec, International Monetary Fund, and a number of other organizations have made headlines—and undoubtedly thousands more have occurred that we haven’t even heard about. Flame, Stuxnet, and a number of other cyber attacks have been uncovered that set an entirely new standard for complexity and sophistication.
Fundamentally, these developments make clear that the cybercriminals, nation-states, and hacker activists waging these attacks are growing increasingly sophisticated and more effective in their efforts to steal and sabotage. Leveraging dynamic malware, targeted spear phishing emails, elaborate Web attacks and a host of other tactics, these criminals know how to bypass traditional security mechanisms like firewalls and next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus (AV), and gateways...
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