Industry gets tips to defeat cybercrime
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG – COMPANIES have been urged to supplement their traditional security tools and protocols in order to shield their networks from cyber attacks.
John McLoughlin, Managing Director of J2 Software, said firms should
supplement these tolls with skilled incident response teams, forensic tools and technologies that provide a full view of the network.
In this way, companies will be able to identify if a breach is happening, what impact it has had, and identify ongoing data theft, and other malfeasance, the expert said.
“Today’s threats use multiple vectors and means to achieve their aims, and
while traditional security measures such as firewalls, DLP, IPS could possibly pick up part of an attack, they are woefully inadequate weapons in the war against advanced threats,” said McLoughlin.
Mc Loughlin says dynamic defences were the way forward.
“Only dynamic defences can hope to fight dynamic attacks. Thorough
coverage is needed to fight attacks that happen in multiple stages, across
“The first step is identifying unusual behaviour on the network. Should anything raise the red flag, a good investigative tool will be able to make a call on whether a breach has occurred or whether itís a false alarm. Itís not brain surgery,” he said.
J2 Software company has implemented solutions in South Africa, Angola,
Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and
J2 Software represents SystemSkan, Mimecast, Zscaler, SentryBay, Aspivia,
Secude, Avira and Flickswitch.
– CAJ News
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