Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital
Investigations TM, today released the results of a survey conducted during
the 13th annual Computer
and Enterprise Investigations Conference (CEIC), hosted by Guidance
Software in May. With respondents representing more than 150
organizations participating in the survey, the results indicate shifting
priorities in enterprise and government security teams, with "length of
time to resolve attacks" coming in as the chief cybersecurity concern.
Length of Time to Resolve Attacks Rated #1 Security Concern:
In response to the question, "What is your biggest cybersecurity
concern?" 33 percent of respondents answered, "length of time it takes
to resolve attacks," an increase from 25 percent of respondents last
year. As organizations are faced with an increasing risk of data theft,
escalating response costs and damage to their reputation, one of their
chief concerns today is the damage caused by allowing a threat to remain
either undetected or unresolved.
Security teams are beginning to operate under the assumption that their
organizations are already compromised. They are becoming increasingly
aware that the longer a threat lurks unidentified in their environment,
the greater the exposure, loss of productivity, impact on revenue and
expense of remediation for the organization. To reduce the time it takes
to identify and respond to threats, they replace outdated incident
response methods that usually involve home-grown tools coupled with
manual investigation by security analysts, with automated detection and
incident response products such as Guidance Software's EnCase®
Cybersecurity and EnCase® Analytics products.
EnCase Cybersecurity and EnCase Analytics help organizations reduce the
gap between detecting an incident and mobilizing a rapid response.
Through integration with leading Security Information and Event
Management (SIEM) vendors, including HP ArcSight, EnCase
Cybersecurity automates critical time-sensitive aspects of the incident
response process, reducing response and remediation time to a matter of
minutes or hours, from days or weeks. EnCase Analytics empowers
customers to find and expose cyber threats hiding behind complex
relationships in the massive amounts of data that exist within the sum
of all endpoints of an enterprise.
The percentage of companies allowing employees to use their own devices
for work purposes dropped sharply year over year. Just over half (51
percent) of the CEIC Survey respondents this year said their companies
allow employees to use their own devices to do work, either in
accordance with an official bring your own device or BYOD policy or as a
casual rule of thumb, compared to 78 percent last year. Thirty-two
percent of respondents said their companies ban non-company devices to
do work, which was up from 22 percent in 2012.
The concerns driven by the assumption of compromise are further
aggravated by the reality of a "vanishing perimeter." Encouraged by
liberal BYOD policies, employees are bringing their own devices to work,
equipped with non-standard applications and personal data. Often these
devices lack adequate security measures specific to a BYOD approach. As
a consequence, what was previously understood by security teams as the
"enterprise perimeter" has begun to dissipate and, at times, completely
The CEIC Survey results demonstrate that security organizations are
increasingly concerned over their ability to adequately protect the
vanishing perimeter using traditional security methods and require a new
approach to meet this challenge. Guidance Software's EnCase products
enable companies to better manage the risk of the vanishing perimeter by
allowing security analysts to include mobile device data in their
"Enterprise and government security teams are seeking better solutions
to attack new threats of increasing complexity and persistence," said
Alex Andrianopoulos, vice president of marketing at Guidance Software.
"Our security products, EnCase Cybersecurity and EnCase Analytics,
leverage our rich heritage in digital forensics in conjunction with new
investigative techniques based on big data analytics, empowering our
customers to uncover and stem security breaches, such as APTs and other
previously unidentified threats."
EnCase Cybersecurity is ArcSight Action Certified to automatically
respond to events correlated by ArcSight ESM, greatly reducing the
length of time to resolve attacks. Guidance Software is a Gold HP
Partner and a Platinum sponsor of the HP Protect conference being held
in Washington, DC, September 16 - 18, 2013.
About Guidance Software, Inc.
Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in
digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase® Enterprise platform is used
by numerous government agencies, more than 65 percent of the Fortune
100, and more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500, to conduct digital
investigations of servers, laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Built
on the EnCase Enterprise platform are market-leading electronic
discovery and cyber security solutions, EnCase eDiscovery, EnCase
Cybersecurity, and EnCase Analytics. They empower organizations to
respond to litigation discovery requests, perform sensitive data
discovery for compliance purposes, conduct speedy and thorough security
incident response, and reveal previously hidden advanced persistent
threats or malicious insider activity. For more information about
Guidance Software, visit www.encase.com.
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