Experts go on offense in fight against cybercrime

12/7/2012 | PhysOrg.com

Tired of a cybersecurity strategy that relies only on defensive posturing, a small but growing band of experts is pioneering a new approach that takes on hackers where they live by using their own tactics against them. At the forefront of the movement, CrowdStrike -- a private "cyber intelligence agency" that employs former FBI agents -- uses bait to identify hackers and build detailed dossiers on them. "The traditional way of trying to defend your network is just not going to cut it. You have to do something different," said Irving Lachow of the Center for a New American Security.

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