Hailstorms are a threatening phenomenon that can sometimes turn fatal. Hailstones can range from a ¼ of an inch to 7 inches in size, causing severe damage to anything in their path. Attacking hackers, in many ways, are like hailstorms when there is a breach in security, leaving extensive damage.
Lately, Cyber security has been on the minds of many people, and with many security breaches at major companies placing personal data at risk, it is no wonder. A recent study done by the Ponemon Institute surveyed CISOs and security technicians; according to SC Magazine.com, here is the feedback Ponemon received:
“It takes too long to detect a cyber attack.”
“We don’t have a way to prioritize incidents.”
“We receive too many alerts from too many point solutions.”
The inability to differentiate between serious attacks versus those that do not even penetrate the firewall creates mass confusion as to which attacks should receive priority and which ones should be left alone. Also, according Cruxialcio.com’s article on the survey, “74 percent said poor integration between security products, or none at all, negatively affected response to cyber attacks;” because of this low integration or lack thereof, the attacks are not addressed in a timely manner. This is a problem for CISOs and security technicians all over the world and places personal and corporate information at risk.
According to Ponemon in SC Magazine.com’s article, CISOs and security technicians “want information that’s timely and really accurate. Getting both is kind of a Nirvana state, but what they’re getting is slow moving and ‘maybe’ accurate.” Although the problem lies in a more accurate and faster detection of potentially dangerous hackers, many companies are strengthening security at the web application layer by deploying PortalGuard. Its multi-factor authentication and reporting capabilities help solidify the front door of your websites so your engineers can focus on the activities occurring in the more neglected areas of your network infrastructure.