Lieberman: Mandiant and Verizon wrong on unstoppable threats
Mandiant, Verizon and other cyber-forensics firms are profiting from so-called unstoppable threats like zero-day exploits and advanced persistent attacks, according to a new report from Lieberman Software.
“They want to come in after the attack and charge money and clean up the mess after it’s happened,” said Phil Lieberman, president at Lieberman Software.
But they’re not explaining how to mitigate against these attacks, he said. “They’re not providing any guidance.”
While it may be difficult to keep out attackers with zero-day exploits or who are backed by foreign nations or large criminal groups, that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing that companies can do, said Lieberman.