The big lessons from the Sony breach are that businesses need better planning and to shift security investment away from trying to protect the network from attacks and toward quickly detecting and dealing with breaches, Gartner says.
That means hiring staff to deal specifically with that type of exploit, which Gartner gives a new name: aggressive cybersecurity business disruption attacks.
It also means training employees to use digital media safely, and may require investments in network architecture changes, encryption and tools such as endpoint threat detection and remediation platforms, Gartner says in a new report “Attack on Sony Pictures is a Digital Business Game Changer.”
The report says the Sony attack is a wake-up call. Because of the scope of damage this type of attack can wreak, businesses need to update their business continuity plans to pull in expertise beyond IT and security departments to include legal departments, human resources, corporate communications, and public relations. It should also include outside interests such as law enforcement and network service providers.
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