Fundamentally, there are two major reasons why enterprises get breached despite ever-increasing cybersecurity budgets. They are typically related to insufficient proactive intelligent threat analysis and addressing advanced malware as it enters an enterprise computer system or network too slowly.
Heightened attention to cybersecurity offensive countermeasures. Cybersecurity has been mostly defense-oriented, but this has never been sufficient. Moving forward, we will see more companies spring up along the lines of Attivo Networks, a leader in deception solutions. Attivo applies deception-based decoy and luring technologies within networks to misdirect attackers and deceive them into revealing themselves. (Disclosure: My firm has invested in Attivo.)
Attivo Networks announced today that the company has closed $15M in Series B round funding, made up by major investors including Omidyar Technology Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Trident Capital Cybersecurity and Macnica Ventures, a corporate venture arm of Macnica, Inc.. As part of the Series B investment, Chris Bishko of Omidyar Technology Ventures has joined the Attivo Networks board.