Why is Application Whitelisting #1 on the ASD Top 35 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions?
Since the creation of the Top 35 Strategies in February 2010, application whitelisting has always been ranked as the #1 most effective and essential control to prevent targeted cyber intrusions, Why?
No other security control on the Top 35 provides these capabilities, together they provide organisations with powerful protection and detection capabilities.
- Anti-Virus is ranked #30 on the list
- Anti-Virus (Signature) based detection was developed for a different time and security climate;
- Attackers have access to the Anti-Virus products designed to stop them;
- Anti-Virus is a ‘one size fits all’ solution.
Airlock was created to make implementing and maintaining application whitelisting in an enterprise environment secure and easy to manage.
The Top 35 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions is informed by the Australian Signals Directorates (ASD) experience in operational cyber security, including responding to serious cyber incidents and performing vulnerability assessments and penetration testing for Australian government agencies.
Source: The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) – Top 35 Mitigation Strategies http://www.asd.gov.au/publications/Mitigation_Strategies_2014.pdf