Does it help you sleep thinking that your cyber team has a plan to respond after you’ve been hacked? It shouldn’t. Your organization may have used a “react-and-defend” approach to cybersecurity for years. But if you think this strategy is enough to protect your organization from a breach, you’re wrong.
Too many organizations wait to be notified that they’ve been breached. Yet with the increasing number and scale of cyberattacks—and the sophisticated techniques threat actors are using to mask their activities—the traditional approach of “building bigger fences” will no longer suffice.
The recent hack of Equifax has posed one of the most significant risks to personally sensitive information in years, potentially exposing data for as many as 143 million Americans, according to the New York Times. High-profile, large-scale breaches like the one at Equifax serve as reminders that a defensive cyber approach is no longer sufficient.
In today’s unpredictable environment, filled with rapidly evolving threat actors and emerging technologies, the only way organizations can protect themselves is by unleashing offensive cyber techniques to uncover advanced adversaries on their networks. The most effective approach—Threat hunting—is essential to any organization that wants to stop and prevent attacks in its networks.