A cybersecurity firm is rallying for private companies to adopt a more “military-minded” approach to cyberdefense, CNN Intelligence reports.
Out of 100 information security executives surveyed by CounterTak, about 80% said that such an approach would benefit their businesses and over half said they had been the victims of an attack in the last year.
CounterTak CEO Neal Creighton said that attacks nowadays are very company specific so each attempt is usually original in its makeup.
He added that it is important that companies know when a hacker has compromised their security and what the hackers intentions are.
The survey also found that 44% of the participants said their cybersecurity staff needs more training, 63% have trouble combating attacks because of advanced persistent threats that and 61% have trouble gathering relevant attack ‘intelligence’ in real time.
CounterTack is also working with retired Admiral William Fallon to encourage companies to adopt a military approach to cybersecurity.