17 August 2010
The most recent threat landscape report from Forrester claims the gap between hacker threats and suitable security defenses is widening, at a faster pace than ever before.
...threats are coming from “highly organized, well-funded” crime networks, or even state-sponsored actors. ... “The attacks are much more targeted, sophisticated, and resourceful” ...
“Attackers go after the network, then the applications, and then the data, covering all traces of their presence as they penetrate”, the authors noted, adding that “the ultimate goal is to modify the application in some way so that [attackers] get a consistent source of revenue”.
... it acknowledged that “security technology vendors in general have overpromised and underdelivered”. Instead they advocated for a layered security defense that does not rely on any one particular technology to address a single risk area.
The Infosecurity Article is available for your review