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IT leaders share how they quell cybersecurity attacks

Clint Boulton | April 5, 2017
Three IT executives discuss their greatest cybersecurity fears and some of their favorite tools they use to quell them.

Although it’s been nearly a decade since the Latvian breach, Skinner says that cyber attacks are remarkably similar, albeit more sophisticated, with PowerShell and macros attacks on every cyber professional’s radar. Compromised Gmail accounts beget wire fraud and ransomware has proliferated. Skinner protects his company with frequent penetration testing, poking his network and applications for vulnerabilities.

Skinner relies on Carbon Black, which he uses for application whitelisting and behavioral analytics that help detect anomalies. The software tells him if an executable code is known, unknown or known but can be exploited.

“Carbon Black’s defense won out due to its protective capabilities and feedback loop to provide super detail behind the [attack] chain,” Skinner says.


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