Corporate computer security tends to be reactive: When threats are detected, system managers work to limit the damage by strengthening firewalls and patching vulnerable sections of code. It’s hacker Whac-A-Mole.
“The typical response is to build higher walls and dig deeper moats,” said Ivan Shefrin, vice president of security solutions for TaaSera, a top provider of preemptive computer breach detection systems. “That approach doesn’t work. There is no way to control the boundary anymore.”