Beyond the patch

March 01, 2016Share this article: Beyond the patch As the recent Cisco router vulnerability illustrates, security vulnerabilities in a network can be difficult to uncover and often exist for months before they’re identified. Although breaches are inevitable, it’s important for security teams to note that patching the perimeter defenses of an infected system or device is not a complete solution, as attackers may have already established a presence inside the environment.  Before giving an organization a clean bill of health after a security breach, it’s critical to understand the extent of attacker activity and any damage that has been done. To do this requires a retrospective analysis on historical data – which is not a trivial task. The challenge of manually sifting through months of data to reconstruct behaviors and…


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