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Firms Need ‘Tough Love’ In Struggle Against APTs

Black Hat is upon us and, with it, a lot of chatter about the dangers posed by so-called “APT,” or advanced persistent threats. Rather than get trapped in the hype bubble, Threatpost editor Paul Roberts took the opportunity to check back in with a recognized expert on detecting and combating APT-style attacks: Amit Yoran, the former CEO of NetWitness Corp. and now a Senior Vice President at RSA, The Security Division of EMC. Yoran says that the darkest days may yet be ahead in the fight against APT style attacks, with mounting attacks and a critical shortage of security talent. To cope, both private sector firms and the government need to stop fighting the last war and pivot to the kinds of practices and monitoring that can spot sophisticated attackers. 

EMC Buys Security Firm NetWitness

UPDATE: Call it ‘dancing with the girl that brought ‘ya,’: two weeks after it disclosed a serious security breach at its RSA Security Division, tech firm EMC said it was buying NetWitness, a threat analysis firm that helped it detect the breach in the first place.


Dennis Fisher talks with Eddie Schwartz, CSO of NetWitness, about a new study the company did on the level of awareness of advanced threats in the enterprise and what organizations are doing to respond to the latest targeted attacks.

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