Let’s face it, since the dawn of the information age, businesses large and small have relied almost exclusively on their content to survive. Whether that content is competitive and market research, business strategies and product/service plans, marketing and sales data, CRM and ERP, financial transactions and audits, or just the ubiquitous email communications with everyone, it all adds up to the fact that your business is a function of how well you create, use and manage your content. More important how safe you can keep your content given the cyber threats that seem to manifest from everywhere.
Unsafe Or Lost Data Is Expensive
Statics are showing that data is becoming increasingly unsafe. In fact Statistica, the statistics Portal reports that the annual number of data breaches and exposed records in the United States from 2005 to 2015 has exponentially grown 100 fold from 157M to 1,579M.
According to a study done at Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business Review, A Peer-Reviewed Journal Advancing Business Practice:
“Although it is difficult to precisely measure the intrinsic value of data, and the value of different types of data varies, several sources in the computer literature suggest that the value of 100 megabytes of data is valued at approximately $1 million, translating to $10,000 for each MB of lost data. Using this figure, and assuming the average data loss incident results in 2 megabytes of lost data, one can calculate that such a loss would cost $20,000. Factoring in the 17 percent probability that the incident would result in permanent data loss, one can further predict that each such data loss would result in a $3,400 expected cost.”
Unfortunately, cyber criminals also understand the value of your content, so will treat that as a prime target.
Why Is Content NOT Safe
Put most simply, your content is unsafe because most every security control you have put in to date has some form of exploit, Achilles heel or kryptonite:
- Firewalls deal with DDoS attacks
- Antivirus can’t address with zero-day attacks
- Sandboxes can be easily evaded
Truly Safe Content
In order to ensure safe content, you will need a cyber security strategy based on tools that won’t miss zero-day attacks and can’t be evaded by smart cyber criminals. Solebit’s SoleGATE uses a static analysis which is faster, more accurate, not OS version dependent and covers 100% of your code, with complete visibility. With SoleGATE, every line of code is evaluated, making Sandbox evasion techniques ineffective. On average, Solebit analysis time is between milliseconds up to a few seconds. Network Sandboxes typically take 5-15 minutes to perform the same analysis.
Using deep inspection and analysis methods, SoleGATE is able to interpret and detect code in real time and immediately block threats from penetrating your organization. DvC™ has no assumptions on threat heuristics and behavior and assumes that there is no legitimate reason for executable code to be present in a data file, it relies solely on identifying code existence on non-executables files. Bottom line is that you will finally have safe content!
Check out this whitepaper on an evasion-proof approach against modern cyber attacks that can keep your content safe. It will outline how to strengthen your cyber defenses dramatically by preventing attacks before they enter and harm your organization, your customers and your brand. Remediation is costly, prevention is not.