Continuous Compromise Assessment – Why Only Now

Continuous Compromise Assessment addresses a crucial gap currently found in the cybersecurity market. We’ve previously demonstrated that there is a need and that we have the means to address this need. Let’s look at the technological advances that allow us to drive this solution.

Increasing Power and Decreasing Costs

Back in 1975 Gordon Moore made the prediction that the amount of processing power available to consumers at a given price-point would double every two years, with the extension that the same trend would be observed for data storage costs. Over the past 45 years Moore’s Law (as it became known) has been fairly accurate: computers have become more powerful, more compact and less expensive, to the point that we now have computers that would blow the minds of Moore’s doubters, fitting in our pockets.

If we wanted to create a process that analyses all the data created by a system, it would demand resources amounting to a significant portion of the original system. It’s only due to the cost reductions in accordance with Moore’s Law that we are able to perform such procedures at a reasonable cost.

The Arrival of the Cloud

The modern threat landscape is not only populated by nation-states and other powerful operators. Rather, small time operators or individuals now have access to the resources to launch technologically advanced attacks. This has been referred to as the ‘democratization of cybercrime.’ Similarly, it is time for us to respond with the ‘democratization of cybersecurity.’

Before cloud computing, small business operators or individuals would never have been able to afford the price tags, human resources and big boxes demanded by cutting-edge security information and event management systems. Cloud computing not only decreases the costs of the resources needed for intensive processes, but also maximizes the output of the teams working on these processes

The Rebirth of AI

Once a staple of science fiction, our understanding of machine learning has matured to the point where it is no longer a fantasy or a buzzword. Anomaly detection algorithms allow us to identify things in a way that human minds never could. Along with advances in computing power, this lets us realize powerful new tools in the fight against cybercriminals.

Indeed, these and other new technologies make today’s world an exciting place for the development of new tools–for good and for evil. Shall we grant the initiative to cybercriminals and other malicious parties? We, at Lumu, think not.

For a more in-depth look at Lumu’s path to Continuous Compromise Assessment, check out our whitepaper.

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