Are You APT-Ready? The Role of Breach and Attack SimulationCymulate's Tim Ager Discusses Security Control Validation in the Age of Advanced Attacks
With the volume of data breaches and cyberattacks continuing to rise, organizations are increasingly relying on breach and attack simulation tools to provide more consistent and automated validation of controls, says Cymulate's Tim Ager.
"By the year 2021, analysts are predicting that cybercrime will be worth about $6 trillion worldwide," he says. "So it's an arms race that I would argue that organizations are losing right now, and I think there are many reasons for that."
In a video interview at the recent Infosecurity Europe conference, Ager discusses:
- The state of data breaches and cyberattacks, including advanced persistent threats;
- The rise of breach and attack simulation tools, and why Gartner is tracking them;
- Handling advanced attacks in today's resource-constrained environment.
Ager is vice president of sales for Cymulate in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Ager has held senior management roles at a number of cybersecurity companies for over 16 years. Most recently, he ran the sales team at Osirium.