Businesses ill-prepared to defend against dramatic rise in zero day attacks
Businesses have been diligently working to defend against attacks and exploits for years. The problem is that much of the conventional wisdom about security is reactive and most of the security tools available are only effective against known threats. The rise over the last year or so in targeted zero day attacks has left many organizations feeling defenseless and concerned.
Zero day exploits always make for sensational headlines when they’re discovered and revealed. The thing is only white hat security researchers reveal the exploit details. The bad guys just file the information away because it is an immeasurably valuable tool when mounting an attack. Check Point recently issued its 2015 Security Report, which explores the impact of zero day attacks on organizations among other things.