The Myths of Cyber Security as Usual
Myth 1: More cyber security is better cyber security.
The reality: More traditional cyber security, such as antivirus
software and firewalls, is a poor choice for a CEO. Increasing
standard cyber security usually costs more time, money and personnel.
If security teams don’t get training and build expertise with new
security tools, they can often misinterpret alerts from those tools,
ending up with an increase in false positives. This takes time away
from real threats and results in poorer overall security.
Myth 2: Better technology provides better security.
The reality: This holds true only up to a point. Cyber attacks are
masterminded by people. People will always find ways around static
technology. CEOs should install an Adaptive
Defense approach that includes technology, intelligence and
expertise to successfully combat modern cyber threats.
Myth 3: Detection and prevention are the primary measures of
success for security.
The reality: CEOs need to shift the security mindset to include the
entire threat life cycle. Better measures of success include:
- Number of incidents resolved
- Speed of incident
- Potential business impact of the incident
Sound measures of success, strong technology, timely intelligence
and knowledgeable experts are the cornerstones of security investments
that will pay off for your company in both the short and long term.
Working with FireEye can deliver an almost 10-fold return on your
cyber security investment by preventing more attacks, responding
effectively to breaches and easing the transition to a modern, nimble
and more cost-efficient approach to dealing with real security issues.