Cybersecurity’s Maginot Line: A Real-World Assessment of Defense-in-Depth

Presented by

Dave Merkel, CTO, FireEye, Inc.

About this talk

Are you building another Maginot Line? France’s famed border defense was hailed as a military marvel in the run-up to World War II — and quickly rendered useless by new blitzkrieg-style warfare. In much the same way, many common cybersecurity tools are not stopping today’s attacks. In a first-of-its-kind study, we analyzed data from 1,216 organizations in 63 countries across more than 20 industries. FireEye sits behind other layers in the typical defense-in-depth architecture. That placement offers a unique vantage point to observe them in action. Here’s what we found: •97% of organizations were breached, even with multiple security layers. •More than one-fourth of all organizations experienced events consistent with advance persistent threat (APT) attacks. •Three fourths of organizations had active command-and-control communications. •Even after an organization was breached, attackers attempted to compromise the typical organization more than once per week (1.6 times) on average. Join us in a live briefing to discuss these findings and what they mean for your cyber defense plan.

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