Targeted attacks are one of the most difficult security problems organizations have to deal with, what with their complexity and their damage potential. The threat actors behind targeted attacks often use sophisticated tools and tactics to thwart and bypass traditional security technologies, which, although ideal for stopping ordinary threats, are ill-equipped to handle more advanced ones.
However, it is certainly possible for organizations to maximize their security resources through the use of a security strategy that involves proactive threat detection, analysis, and response. IT professionals and network administrators should make it their priority to prevent targeted attacks from compromising the network, thus avoiding having to deal with the consequences, which may include access to user credentials and sensitive corporate information. This can be accomplished through a strategy that incorporates the following considerations:
Through the use of a proactive incident response strategy, organizations can minimize the impact of targeted attacks. Our primer titled “A Proactive Approach to Securing the Network From Targeted Attacks” details how this can be accomplished.
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