In its report to Congress, the U.S. Government’s Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive
outlined the emerging threats to American
businesses from industrial and economic espionage carried out by foreign
governments and domestic competitors. The ONCIX report focused particularly on
the risks to "private sector targets,” many of which "are unaware when their
sensitive data is pilfered.” China and
Russia were identified as the most active foreign perpetrators of state
sponsored corporate espionage, outlined in two recent cases by Valspar
Corporation’s Andy Ubel
, and DuPont Corporation’s Ed Montooth
Why the Need for Cyber Managed Security Services?
posed by nation-state actors or other international crime syndicates are
pervasive and will continue to affect every industry due to the reliance upon technology. Various studies have cited the average dwell time (length of unknowingly
being breached) is between 200-300 days prior to notification from either
federal law enforcement agencies, banks, or credit card agencies.
cannot find, hire, and retain the level of talent needed to provide that 24/7/365
protective barrier. A recent article
from CSO Magazine
cited this talent gap, "The demand for the (cybersecurity) workforce
is expected to rise to 6 million (globally) by 2019, with a projected shortfall
of 1.5 million,” stated Michael Brown, CEO at Symantec.
criminals never rest, never stop and never relent. The moment you "let down
your guard” is the moment when you provide the narrow window of opportunity
needed for a threat to breach your network.
Enterprises are increasingly turning
to Cyber Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) to fill that void or enhance
their IT/network security posture to combat these threats. Organizations are looking for technical
personnel with a variety of backgrounds; such as Counterintelligence Agents,
technical Subject Matter Experts, and court adjudicated expert witnesses. There are only a handful of MSS offerings
that have embedded cyber counterintelligence and fusion cell analysis in a
proactive and responsive manner that will limit your risk and significantly
decrease your alert and mitigation of a compromise.
study from Cisco
determined that most organizations are struggling to create and maintain an
effective information security strategy. This is forcing corporations to turn to professional security services.
Organizations are cost conscious to
begin with; budgets are even tighter. However, many organizations lack
full-time employees who maintain the knowledge and expertise to combat these
A recent study from FireEye,
the financial impact on the cost of cyber-crime:
Why the Need for Cyber Managed Security
"lesson’s learned” from
real-world cyber counterespionage investigations can’t be underestimated. In order to protect an enterprise from
cutting-edge threats originating from either criminal groups or state sponsored
adversaries, it requires operatives with cyber counterintelligence experience.
According to all market analysts, information security will continue to
dominate the discussions in the board room by Directors looking to demonstrate
"Standard of Care” WHEN the breach occurs.