How the Sony Pictures attack changed the rules of cybersecurity

February 25, 2015

In IT, game changers don’t come along very often but when they do, they impact just about everybody. The November attack on Sony Pictures was one such event which overnight forced all of those responsible for an IT organization’s security to look again at their preparations for the worst.

According to analyst Gartner, the issues raised by the Sony attacks have not only caused organisations to reevaluate at their security, but also shifted the industry’s perception of the best forms of defense.

Firstly, it has underlined the requirement to have formal plans in place to deal with aggressive attacks that are capable of seriously disrupting a business. Secondly, Gartner said, it has shifted the focus from blocking and detecting attacks, to detecting and responding to attacks.

 

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