Just Because You Don’t See Hackers, Doesn’t Mean They’re Not In Your Network

David Schiffer is the CEO of RevBits and formerly of Safe Banking Systems (SBS). RevBits develops cybersecurity software for organizations.

An enterprise trying to protect its digital resources from hackers is in some ways like a ship trying to avoid an iceberg. What you see above the waterline may appear unscathed from malware, ransomware and the fileless breaches we read about every day. However, underneath may lurk malicious activity and dozens, if not hundreds of hacking attempts that at some point will successfully breach business operations.

While the enterprise tries to navigate what it can easily view on the surface, bad actors may have already penetrated the corporate network, lying in wait for the opportune time to unleash their payload.

Cybersecurity must be as agile as today’s workforce. It must ensure continuous and consistent protection and an optimal user experience, regardless of where users and devices are located. Disparate, siloed technologies with different configuration and management dashboards cobbled together create security gaps, visibility blind spots, and slow mitigation and recovery.

From a security standpoint, the massive base of the iceberg represents the amount of cybersecurity risk organizations face as they expand their computing perimeter. It also characterizes the growing amount of network and security device sprawl organizations adopt to protect their business resources and data. Just as difficult as it is to navigate around the unseen part of an iceberg, planning and navigating the security technology required to support an enterprise has many of its own challenges.

When It Comes To Cybersecurity, You Can Never Be Too Safe

Organizations that have a culture based upon “it’s always been done this way” are vulnerable due to their lack of vigilance. This mentality can establish a reluctance to change, placing them in a position of unnecessary risk. Those who deploy diverse security products often become complacent, thinking they’re fully protected from cybersecurity incidents.

The money involved in ransomware demands is growing the attraction to this type of cyberattack. The entry of organized crime and state-sponsored…