Attendees enjoyed breakfast with a view as Fidelis’ UK Director Andrew Bushby presented “The Best of Both Worlds: A New Approach to Network Security” at The Shard, London on 4 April 2017.
Taking to the floor, Andrew highlighted the challenges facing traditional intrusion prevention systems (IPS). Originally designed to identify attacks targeting known vulnerabilities, traditional IPS have stood still while attackers have moved on using unexpected pathways to target clients and distributed endpoints. He explained that traditional IPS look solely at a packet level. Comparing the system to number plate recognition, he stated that the system could recognise the number plate but the driver could be driving another car, therefore the threat is not identified.