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Finding Evidence of a Security Attack

Data security is a race between attackers and defenders. Attackers win when they can commit their crimes—stealing data, encrypting files, or performing some other destructive act—before being detected and stopped. Defenders win when they detect an attack and stop it before any harm is done. Unfortunately, these days, the attackers seem to have time on their side. The typical security attack lingers undetected on an enterprise network for an average of 229 days, according to researchers. That’s over 7 months of free time for stealing data and committing some other act of cyber crime. Why does it take so long to detect security attacks? One reason is that today’s...

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You Suspect a Security Breach. Network Forensic Analysis Gives You the Answers

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