Moving Target Defense: Redefine The Power of Defense

What is Moving Target Defense?

Cybersecurity is hamstrung by asymmetric economics; adversaries need only succeed once, while defenders must succeed continuously. Once a vulnerability is found and exploited, it can often be run on millions if not billions of computers. Traditional defenses like anti-virus, firewalls, or even security analytics are powerless against unknown attacks. Especially troubling is the fact that these attacks can often be launched remotely anywhere in the world.

However, the security industry is now starting to embrace the notion of cyber resiliency. A resilient system is one where vulnerabilities are assumed, but has defenses designed such that the system can continue to operate safely and reliably.

A technique that enables system resiliency is Moving Target Defense.