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Press Release -- August 6th, 2014
Source: Verizon

A ‘Hunting’ We Will Go

One of the biggest concerns for security professionals today is detecting the undetected. It’s nearly impossible to detect what you don’t know. Or is it?

See first-hand at Black Hat 2014 how Verizon is taking detection to the next level with its leading-edge analytics, unique tools and techniques that are a part of Verizon’s new Cyber Intelligence Center. Verizon has found that classical security techniques don’t necessarily work well, especially when combating persistent adversaries. Even if security professionals have the best intel, determined actors are engaged, creative and highly determined to get at the information they are seeking.

As the 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report has shown, it takes far less time for criminals to get into your network than it does to discover the compromise. Sadly, attacks are happening faster, with 84 percent taking only minutes or less; yet 66 percent of breaches remain undiscovered for months or even years.

“Defending against persistent threats becomes a battle of creativity between human and machine,” says Mario Santana, Verizon Cyber Intelligence Center managing principal. “Hunting injects creative, engaged defenders into the equation with the use of force-multiplying tools and automation that allow us to analyze data so we can provide superior protection for enterprise clients.”

In short, Santana added, our analysis is optimizing the way we look at cybercrime especially in how we identify and analyze events that can get past classical defenses such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

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