What's Driving Enterprise Security Strategy?

ESG recently published a new research report titled, Security Management and Operations: Changes on the Horizon. As part of the survey, ESG asked 315 security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e., more than 1,000 employees) to identify the most important factors driving their organization’s information security strategy in 2012.

The top two responses were quite predictable: 55% said “protecting sensitive data and intellectual property (IP)” while 50% pointed to regulatory compliance. What is interesting is the responses beyond these two traditional security drivers:

  • 41% said “addressing new types of threats”
  • 39% said “improving/automating security operations”
  • 38% said “addressing security issues created by the use of mobile devices”
  • 35% said “improving our ability to analyze security data and detect attacks in progress”
  • 33% said “aligning security policies and controls with business processes”
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Advanced Malware Protection: Network or Host?

Large organizations have legitimate cause for concern. Malware creation and proliferation is increasing rapidly as cyber criminals and state-sponsored organizations create the next round of APTs, botnets, Trojans, and rootkits. What's more, we've entered the era of micro attacks designed to compromise a targeted organization, business unit, or individual.

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The Advanced Malware Detection/Prevention Market

I've been thinking a lot about the Advanced Malware Detection/Prevention (AMD/P) market lately. This market is most often associated with Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and vendors like Countertack, Damballa, FireEye, Invincea, and Trend Micro.

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