Information Security has always been a tough job. All defenses have cracks and attackers know more about you than you do about them. Everyone recognizes the challenge is increasing each year. There are three trends driving this situation and causing information security professionals to feel like they have less control than ever before:

  1. A rapidly expanding attack surface to defend
  2. The continued rise in both attack volume and sophistication
  3. The growing number of installed information security security tools that create data silos and increased reliance on vendors

The IKANOW team recently analyzed this situation and have published our findings in the release of a new white paper: Take Back Control of Your Information Security. It includes references to a dozen different research reports and can help information security teams better characterize the scope and nature of the problem to their colleagues and senior executives. There is also a discussion about how information security analytics fits into this new environment.