Moving Target Defense Stops Ransomware and Other Advanced Threats

Today’s cyber security solutions aren’t countering threat actors’ advanced attacks. In the wake of the SolarWinds breach, even the largest companies and most-secure public agencies have had serious vulnerabilities exposed. If existing solutions worked, ransomware breaches wouldn’t be happening and inflicting so much financial devastation, brand erosion, and loss of business. In this environment, disruptive innovation is needed to improve cybersecurity. A new technology like moving target defense (MTD).

Tech research firm Gartner identified the most impactful emerging technologies driving innovation in the security market. They cited Moving Target Defense as a key technology for improving security across memory, network, applications, and operating systems. This is because Moving Target Defense is proven to stop ransomware and other advanced zero day attacks, making prevention-first security a reality. 

But let’s back up. Investment in cybersecurity is projected to grow to $316 billion by 2025. But damage from cyber attacks is rising exponentially faster, projected to reach over $10 trillion by 2025. Infosecurity Magazine reports the average ransomware payment in 2021 was a record $570,000, compared to $312,000 in 2020—which was 171% higher than 2019.

Traditional solutions such as next generation antivirus (NGAV), endpoint protection platforms (EPP), and endpoint detection and response

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