What Is Patient Zero Protection and Is it Critical for Security Posture?
Patient zero protection is a cyber-security term that is popping up more and more frequently these days. And though threat intel and platform companies sometimes have different strategies to minimize patient zero risk, no one else offers the kind of proactive novel threat protection that SecLytics’ Augur does.
Let's dig into what Patient Zero protection really means and why Augur Predictive Threat Intelligence is the “must-have” solution for an organization looking to harden their perimeter to protect against becoming patient zero for the latest high visibility CVE.
Q: What exactly is patient zero protection?
A: Patient zero protection is any security that protects your network against an emerging threat during the period between the threat becoming active in the wild and the time it is identified in the wild, a signature is established, and the exploit is reported by threat researchers.
Q: Why is patient zero protection a priority?
A: The period of greatest risk in any novel threat is the period between the time when:
- That threat is being actively exploited in the wild
- The threat is identified, and a signature is determined and shared
During this period, other than a certain amount of protection afforded by behavioral solutions like NDRs, your organization is at real risk of being compromised if the new vulnerability being targeted is present on your network.
Q: How does Augur predict and protect against becoming patient zero?
A: Augur identifies threat infrastructure as it is being set up. Our smart behavioral prediction models identify and group threat actors based on patterns of activity. The platform can then predict novel attacks and on average provides more than 50 days of patient zero protection against novel threats and zero-day vulnerabilities. At the time of prediction, these predictions are often +-90% unique compared to other leading threat data sources.
We can’t predict every threat, but Augur makes over 400k predictions a year with an FP rate of under .01%. And recently, Augur predicted major elements of the MOVEit, Solar Winds, Log4JShell, Colonial Pipeline and ProxyNotShell hacks (to name just a few) months ahead of first reports.
Augur provides a significant and measurable boost to your organization’s security posture.
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