Many -- and I do mean MANY -- companies are playing chess every day and don’t even realize it.
They’re not playing a fun game where win-or-lose, nothing happens. They are playing a game where the stakes are high and the cost to win may not be quantifiable. You are probably thinking, “What is she talking about…?” Well, I’m talking about cybersecurity.
When your opponent gets in your network, they take over. They watch your every move and every time you see a glimpse of their moves, they change their plans and adjust their tactics. Just like a chess match, they are watching you and adjusting their strategy based on your reactions to their moves.
Here’s where things start to change: they are not necessarily looking for checkmate; in fact oftentimes, they are actively avoiding it. They want to ensure the game continues, so they can keep moving around silently and evade detection so valuable information like intellectual property and customer information can continue to be absconded.