Threat Control and Containment: New Strategies for a Changed Threat Landscape
Vulnerability and attack protection
At one time, fame was a primary incentive for hackers to take advantage of system and network vulnerabilities. Today, systems are increasingly exploited for financial gain. This change in motivation has resulted in a change in methods, which have made system exploits harder than ever to detect and mitigate.
Hackers are adapting more quickly than software and operating system vendors can develop patches and workarounds; often, their exploits are so targeted that there are no signatures to stop them. And in addition to broad-scale worm and virus outbreaks, IT organizations need to protect against network threats that are specifically designed to avoid detection and bypass traditional defenses.