The past year brought home the very real problem of major cyber-attacks. In fact, the FBI now ranks cybercrime as one of its top law enforcement issues. Big brands came under attack, and no one was safe. Below are a few of the large corporations that were targeted:
- Sony Pictures
- J.P. Morgan Chase
- Home Depot
In every case, security was circumvented as opposed to broken. The vulnerability was rarely on the encryption side, and instead, in most cases, hackers relied on out-of-date software vulnerabilities and sloppy security practices to gain access.
The government wants back doors; the private sector doesn’t. Back doors are another security vulnerability to be exploited or abused, but government agencies say that they are necessary to prevent terrorism.
Another topic of discussion is that SIEM solutions are not living up to their promises. Here are a few points that were covered.
- Most breaches are not detected by current SIEM solutions.
- SIEM tends to only know about threats they are programmed for.
- Better, more dynamic solutions are needed to catch threats that have not been discovered.
UNICOM Engineering was proud to be part of the show and appreciate everyone able to attend and all those who came by the booth. As a leader, providing appliances and services to Security Solution vendors, UNICOM Engineering is glad to help keep you updated on industry trends presented at RSA 2015 and future events.
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