Next-Generation Security Architecture
CYBER SECURITY LANDSCAPE
Cyber attacks have become more and more sophisticated , leading towards APT (Advanced Persistent Threats). APT is a set of stealthy and continuous computer attacks processes , targeting a specific entity. Its purpose is to inject unknown malicious code on multiple computers and remain undetected for the longest possible period in order to steal data and exfiltrate it from victim’s network. The malicious codes are unique and thus developed in order to attack a well-defined target by exploiting specific vulnerabilities. Organizations face tens of thousands of new malware samples per hour.
For the attack to be successful, malware development requires highly skilled professionals. This is confirmed as malware and exploit development is rewarded on the black market with scores between $2500 and $300.000, leading to a total market estimated around $450B - $1T. Given the offer, clearly there is high demand for it.
In order to defend against today’s and tomorrow’s cyber-attacks, a security architecture needs to be build with integrated intelligence, by using security analytics and big data processing to gain deep insights into the organization’s security posture and the current state of the Internet insecurity.