What your security scientists can learn from your data scientists to improve cybersecurity

What your security scientists can learn from your data scientists to improve cybersecurity

by Michael Schiebel, TechCrunch

Security remains one of the top unresolved challenges for businesses. Billions of dollars have been spent on security technology over the last 30 years, yet hackers seem to be more successful than ever. Every organization is now under extreme threat, all the time.

Today, hacking is a much more complex art than it used to be: It no longer only involves just scanning and penetrating the network via a vulnerability. Yet the traditional security tools used by most companies are often inadequate because they still focus on this, ignoring what is now a very complex post-compromise chain of events.

Most tools are still role-based, with signatures, detection and response rules. That’s their downfall. Modern complex attack chains have many more phases, from reconnaissance to exploitation, elevation of privileges, internal horizontal spread, ex-filtration of data and access persistence over time.

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