Often many big corporates and organization have extreme security for their data. And Sony’s case was no different. When you have almost 70 million accounts at stake the security should have been tighter.
According to Martin Landless, technical director of international markets at LogRhythm unawareness of the scale of the problem could have been the cause of the security breach.
“There is a very good chance it was unaware of the scale of the problem. Many organisations have a poor understanding of what is happening across their IT infrastructure, making it difficult to identify security incidents when they occur and the root causes responsible.
“There is often too much focus on the traditional security products that attempt to build a fence around the IT estate,” he added. “Repeated high profile incidents of data loss have proven that these solutions are not infallible and are not enough to ensure network security.
“Sony needs to accept the inevitability of data breaches and take new courses of action to prevent similar incidents. It is now essential that systems are in place that can recognise breaches in real-time so that appropriate action can be taken immediately. Sony needs to automate and centralise the collection and analysis of 100 percent of its data logs, so that any aberration can be detected and investigated as it occurs.”