Proactive Mitigation: A Cybersecurity ImperativeAkamai's Jay Coley on Blunting Hackers by Blocking Emerging Types of Attacks
A top cybersecurity imperative for organizations is to "take proactive mitigation before an event even occurs," says Akamai's Jay Coley.
Akamai carries a significant portion of the world's business traffic. "We collect a lot of data, we see a lot of data, especially with regards to security and attack trends ... on the internet today," Coley says. The company then feeds that intelligence back to customers so that they can act to block emerging attack types and or take action based on attack trends.
"Attackers really have to see a return on investment when they're operating," he says. "So the more frequent attacks we see are the ones still having a good return on investment for their efforts. When the attacks become less effective, they start to drop off."
In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference, Coley discusses:
- Emerging attack trends;
- The need for more automated responses;
- With attack types always evolving, how defensive capabilities must evolve.
Coley is security director at Akamai Technologies.