Businesses must stay vigilent against cyberattacks

  • Technology
  • Wednesday, 03 Nov 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: Companies must be ever watchful because cyberattacks could exploit their strategic information, said ArcSight Inc which markets security and compliance solutions.

Cybercriminals can use a wide range of methods — from wired to wireless — to launch their attacks against a company’s IT infrastructure, warned Dr Prescott Winter, the vendor’s chief technology officer for public sector.

Businesses need to look at correlate ways to protect the various points of their IT infrastructure. Gone are the days when only perimeters such as a basic firewall and intrusion detection system could be deployed.

Winter said companies could adopt ArcSight’s enterprise threat and risk management (ETRM) solution. this provides visibility into activities across a network; from external threats (malware and hackers) to internal threats (data breaches and fraud).

It shows the types of risks associated with application flaws and configuration changes,” he said.

ETRM also helps companies store and manage the massive volumes of data logs, to enable faster trouble-shooting or forensic analysis.


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