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Why it’s Time We Improved Visibility into Targeted Attacks

by Bharat Mistry

The cyber attack and subsequent breach of UK ISP and phone company TalkTalk has dominated the IT headlines over the past few weeks. It’s already predicted to cost the firm an estimated £35 million and is just the latest example of a growing threat that is undermining CISOs’ efforts to keep IP and customer data safe and secure: targeted attacks. We’re not talking about limited nation state activity here. The ability to launch laser-focused data-stealing attacks designed to lift your company’s most sensitive data right from under your noses, without tripping any alarms, is now in the hands of the many.

New research in conjunction with Quocirca reveals that UK and European organisations just aren’t equipped to deal with this new epidemic of silent cyber theft. Continue reading