July 15, 2015

The soaring cost of malware containment

“The cost of malware containment is not only money, but time wasted chasing after incidents and working out who, what, when, where and why,” Christopher Boyd, Malware Intelligence Analyst at Malwarebytes told Help Net Security. “Ultimately it makes no difference who did it, and companies shouldn’t waste hours sifting through Intel to discover who breached their network; the only real question is “How can we stop this happening again”. Organizations would be better served devoting time to setting up a rigorous response plan, knowing who is responsible for every aspect of a security investigation and being proactive in educating their workforce. Just one PC taken offline in an SME can result in hours of downtime; a network wide clean-up can be catastrophic when vulnerable systems and services are attacked,” Boyd concluded.