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Spooks-as-a-Service Swarm RSA Conference 38

Posted by samzenpus
from the if-you-can't-beat-them dept.
itwbennett writes "As the list of victims of sophisticated cyber attacks expands, so does the need for specialized, high-priced, and hard-to-find talent to help investigate and recover from those attacks. The latest solution: hosted services offering access to cyber intelligence and incident response. 'At the RSA Security Conference this week, companies large and small are trumpeting the spy agency connections of senior staff as never before,' writes Paul Roberts. 'These new offerings — think of them as spooks-as-a-service — typically combine some degree of network and endpoint monitoring with a cloud-based management platform to gather and analyze data against data aggregated from other customers and third-party threat intelligence.'"
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Spooks-as-a-Service Swarm RSA Conference

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  • FUD sells (Score:5, Informative)

    by dutchwhizzman (817898) on Friday February 28, 2014 @02:20AM (#46365573)

    With all due respect, but most companies don't need this, they need to get and keep their IT secured and that should be enough.
    If you *do* need this, you may not want to rely on a third party to provide you with this sort of service. Your assets are probably way too valuable to solely rely on a third party. The only reason you may want them is to keep tabs on the performance of your own resident spooks and SpookWare(tm), not to entrust the future of your company upon. While I do see a place in the market for these companies, the way they sell themselves is despicable and makes companies act lax and irresponsible towards having their security sorted out properly.

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