You Don't Have a Malware Problem. You Have an Adversary Problem™
CrowdStrike is a security technology company focused on helping enterprises and governments protect their most sensitive intellectual property and national security information. Utilizing Big-Data technologies, we are developing a new and innovative approach to solving today’s most demanding cyber-security challenges. Our core mission is to fundamentally change how organizations implement and manage security in their environment.
The seemingly daily barrage of disclosures about companies that have had their crown jewels stolen in recent years reinforced a key principle for us – these companies don’t have a malware problem, they have an adversary problem. Many just don’t know it. Today’s attacks are sophisticated, targeted, and long ranging in scope. Unfortunately, almost every security solution focuses on the tens of thousands of pieces of malware, exploits, and vulnerabilities that are seen in the wild every day. Yet, those are just the interchangeable and, in many cases, disposable tools that the adversaries use to achieve their ultimate objective – theft of intellectual property, trade secrets, and other business proprietary information.
How are we solving this problem?
- Technology: Big Data Active Defense platform that links the who, what, & why
- Intelligence: Actionable & comprehensive security intelligence
- Services: High-end services focusing on responding to intrusions and increasing the cost to the adversary
The Missing Link
Attribution & Raising the Cost to the Adversary
Attribution is the key strategic piece missing from all existing security technologies – providing the answer to the “who?” vs. the “what?” Knowing who is after your IP is critical in determining what assets you want to protect and how. Protecting everything is impossible – you may as well be protecting nothing. However, knowing the enemy is the first step in the process of determining the priority of allocation of scarce resources to defend the key assets and tailoring your response to the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) of the adversary. Knowing their capabilities, objectives, and the way they go about executing on them is the missing piece of the puzzle in today’s defensive security technologies.