Conventional defense approaches work if and when the threats are known and understood. They rely on the understanding of how each attack works and where they come from, learning the signature of each, and updating the protection tool with rules to detect and remove the threat.
However, Next Generation threats do not use conventional methods to reach your electronic assets. They can disguise themselves as trusted traffic. They can use legitimate programs – like Outlook or Adobe Acrobat – to run rules to manipulate data on the computer or server. Next Generation threats can use your own employees to do the work for them.
Security solutions are needed that protect the targets and behaviors of both types of threats.
- Targets are going to be weak points in a network, including cloud apps and data, network devices (firewalls, wireless access, network switches), endpoints, and users.
- Behaviors – rather than known signatures or the malware to be detected – are what the malicious actor does and affects on the target. From lateral movement on a network (or, moving from computer to computer), to changing rules and how Microsoft Outlook works, to modifying files and folders, these are abnormal behaviors that indicate something is not right.
Conventional prevention cannot detect behaviors, and targets include virtually anything that can be influenced – not just servers and computers. Non-conventional solutions are needed to address unconventional threats. With the application of artificial intelligence, and humans using threat-hunting skills and expertise, the introduction of MDR (Managed Detection and Response), with better protection and real-time monitoring and incident response has become necessary.
Teqworks provides a complete solution that predicts, prevents, detects, and mitigates issues from conventional and Next Generation threats.