IT departments generally do a great job in protecting businesses from known cyber threats and even in continually finding new ways to stop new methods of attack. Nevertheless, no matter how good your IT department is, there are always hidden threats that are finding new ways to get past great security.
For instance, the Darkside attack on the Colonial Pipeline in May 2021. This attack used novel techniques and the result was that 45% of east coast fuel was affected and Darkside received $4.4 million in ransom. Obviously, it’s important to be able to recognize threats early to protect businesses and data from infiltration. This kind of protection requires information, data, and human expertise.
In the past 3 years, 89% of companies have experienced a data breach. These attacks are coming from motivated humans, so the defense also needs to come from motivated humans. Defenders need to know business assets, prioritize the greatest risks, maintain full visibility, and hunt for threats 24/7.
Businesses must engage with teams for people with security expertise to prepare their defenses and identify true threats.