Targeted attacks are the new frontier for security professionals and show the increasing sophistication of cyber criminals. They are multilayered attacks that require structured research by cyber criminals about their potential victims, such as finding out their email addresses, job titles and job functions, areas of interest, websites they frequently access, conferences they attend and so on. Once the research is done, cyber criminals choose the path of least resistance and attack employees in companies that are not well protected through security systems.
Security defenses need to get more sophisticated to protect effectively against targeted attacks. Security intelligence services correlate information from various security systems and can detect even small anomalies in network traffic and user behavior, that would otherwise pass undetected. IDC believes that security intelligence services form an important part in protecting against new threats like targeted attacks and the constantly evolving threat landscape.
Download this IDC Executive Brief document which analyzes the evolving threat landscape and how the use of security intelligence services can help organizations to defend against advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks. This will also focus on the challenge of current security approaches and the benefits of security intelligence services will be discussed