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 resolution
- 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.