Vigilante cyber security: collaboration is better than proactive cyber security

Can organisations realistically go on the offensive? Jonathan Couch saddles up to fire-off some words about proactive cyber security, it seems it helps if they can gather up a posse first, because proactive collaborative cyber security can work.

Proactive cyber security is now seen by security teams as a viable solution to the challenge of defending enterprises against the ever-growing threat landscape. This might conjure up images of vigilantes setting out to get revenge for attacks, but the reality is rather different. In my career I have witnessed organisations that went after those that attacked them to disable their infrastructure or recover their data. Is this wrong in terms of what they’re doing? According to the law, yes. But according to common sense? Well I can certainly see where they were coming from. ..Read more..

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