In resource-limited environments, every alert counts. Spear alerting is an approach that can help organizations improve their signal-to-noise ratio and make their security programs much more efficient and effective.
Was the plan by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) to create a new inter-agency working group comprised of data security regulators a reaction to the recent acceleration of nationwide data breaches?
While we can’t address security without technology, we also need to consider education. Organizations must also be committed to keeping their IT security staff highly trained on the current threat landscape and advanced approaches to security.
I would like the OT security community to move away from asking what can we do to gain greater adoption of a greenfield IT security model and instead ask how we can gain demonstrable gains in OT security posture more efficiently.
Because of the large volume of even the highest priority alerts, analysts are not able to successfully review each event. And with a large number of false positives, analysts become desensitized to alerts and do not take them seriously.
Sharing threat information, analysis and expertise within your “extended family” can be very valuable to establishing the kind of early warning system that is the promise of cyber information sharing to begin with - and without most of the risks.
To communicate about our metrics, we need ways that we can ground our experience in terms of “normal” for us; Otherwise, we really can't communicate our metrics effectively with anyone who isn't in a similar environment.