FierceCIO: How It Pays to Assume You've Been Attacked

Posted by Jill Newbury    Mar 18, 2012 10:47:00 AM

Security gurus in recent years have liked to advise businesses not to ask if their networks will be attacked but rather when they will be attacked. Now, they are recommending that businesses assume they already have been attacked, reports Kelly Jackson Higgins at Dark Reading.

This perspective illustrates a considerable shift in mindset within the security industry, which traditionally marketed defensive tools like firewalls and antivirus programs, Higgins reports. It's a more fatalistic viewpoint, suggesting that we should be focusing not on prevention but on damage mitigation.

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