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IDG Contributor Network: Rip up the script when assembling a modern security team

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Apr 29, 2016.

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    The advanced threats companies face require security teams have different characteristics than the backgrounds analysts typically have. However, most businesses hire security practitioners who have similar professional backgrounds and capabilities. Analysts usually have IT backgrounds, are taught to quickly resolve threats and work in an environment that doesn’t embrace speaking out when there’s a security incident.

    The adversaries, meanwhile, have a more evolved perspective on how to carry out hacking campaigns. Attack operations often include people who have a range of experiences. For example, to hack a bank, attackers will hire hacking experts as well as someone with deep knowledge about the financial services industry. Hacking teams often employ experts who have various technical capabilities to help them approach attacks in different ways and switch gears if one tactic isn’t working. Hackers realize that a more diverse team—and the mindset it brings—increases the likelihood of the attack’s success.

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