Analysts at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit contend that any amount of defensive effort by companies will not be enough to thwart all cyberattacks. Gartner analysts say the best companies can do is limit their cyber exposure. Justin Jett, Director of Audit and Complaince at Plixer commented below.

Justin Jett, Director of Audit and Complaince at Plixer:

“With a huge payoff driving hackers, as Gartner analysts confirm, it is not a matter of if a company will be hit, but when. Companies need to limit their cyber-exposure all the way down the supply chain, and they need a robust response team, best practices, and the latest technologies to continuously monitor and respond to possible threats. Network traffic analysis should be integrated with vulnerability assessment tools to scrutinize every conversation; looking for credential misuse, lateral movement, as well as protocol and application anomalies. Organizations should also catalog each point in the network that interconnects (regardless of perceived virtual segmentation), and they should monitor all traffic to and from those intersection points to ensure there have been no compromises. Improving detection times allows tiger teams to remediate the attack allowing systems to return to normal faster.”

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