Attackers hacking into American computer networks appear to be leaving "cyber fingerprints" to send a message that critical systems are vulnerable, Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the NSA and head of US Cyber Command, said Thursday.
Industry professionals applauded the steps by the White House to promote cyber threat information sharing, but an executive order can only go so far and more is needed than just information sharing to combat sophisticated cyber attacks, experts said.
While individual products and technologies are important weapons, they operate in a silo and lose sight of the bigger picture. The reality is that you can’t just rely on a single defense or a silver bullet.
While intelligence is a critical component of a mature security program, it should not drive security. A risk-driven approach provides a much more comprehensive and scientific approach that allows organizations to keep pace with today’s sophisticated threats.