EMA Report: Find Targeted Attacks Early

Provided by LightCyber

Category Security

Type Analyst Report

Length 8

Publish Date September 21 2015

Date posted June 06 2016


Breaches are at epidemic levels in 2015. Extended dwell times of six months post-breach are commonplace, and this year has seen hundreds of millions of records exfiltrated. Prevention technology, though part of an effective defense strategy, needs help. This paper discusses the issues with prevention, dwell time post prevention-failure, and how these are changed by LightCyber and the Magna platform.
Taking a page from epidemiology, the breach is just the introduction of a pathogen into an environment. Ultimately, the pain of this injection is nothing compared to the actual damage as the pathogen spreads in the host. In the case of a cyber-breach, this pathogen is the threat actor and the host is the compromised organization. Sickness and weakness occur when data is exfiltrated or destroyed, or the business is taken offline. Just as with the spread of disease, early detection is key for to maintain health. LightCyber Magna provides active breach detection which increases early detection capabilities, thus reducing dwell time of the threat. Magna then provides the ability to perform incident response and threat quarantine and removal before others in the environment are compromised. This significantly reduces and even prevents data exfiltration, thus maintaining the strength of the organization.
The Report Includes the Following Sections:
•    Creating a Common Nomenclature – Definition of a Breach
•    Prevention is not Perfect, but It’s Vital
•    Early Detection is Key to Preventing Data Leakage
•    Enter Light Cyber Magna Active Breach Detection
•    Providing Better Analysis
•    Automating Research and Investigation
•    EMA Perspective



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