Big Problem - No Solutions?

February, 05, 2013 John Rees

February 5, 2013

It is astonishing that after 10 years of cyber criminals breaching corporate, government and personal data:  we are just now being inundated with news of cyber crime and are being told by the government and top security analysts that an all out cyber war became a real threat just a year ago and is now the top threat to corporations, governments and individuals data security. The majority of these attacks are focused at the internet browser. We know this has been an escalating problem for the last 5 years and the list of top corporations that have been breached is getting to be a who's who of the fortune 500. There are many articles, blogs and press releases being generated describing the problem in detail whether it be the latest Java vulnerabilities, organized attacks like Red October, drive by attacks, Advanced Persistent Threats or browser vulnerabilities. Although there is a growing awareness of the extent of the threat throughout the corporate and government communities no entity seems to be focused on a solid solution. 

There are some examples of browsers out there utilizing Sandbox technology. Although this is a good first step they inherently have performance problems as they utilize resources on the actual host machine slowing the performance while impacting memory utilization. A truly scalable solution is required to provide the user with a high performance experience yet still let administrators maintain control. The user should not have to administer their browsing environment. It should be like a telephone. It just works

Based on InfoWorld's security Central recent report by Bob Violino he states "A cyber war has been brewing for at least the past year, and although you might view this battle as governments going head to head in a shadow fight, security experts say the battleground is shifting from government entities to the private sector, to civilian targets that provide many essential services to U.S. citizens read report

With all this hype and fear mongering about web security and the threat of Malware still no one believes there is a solution... we think there should be one. We would like your thoughts.

 

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