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"Length of Time to Resolve Attacks" is Top Concern for Cybersecurity Professionals



  "Length of Time to Resolve Attacks" is Top Concern for Cybersecurity
  Professionals

                  Survey Also Reveals Concerns over BYOD Use

CEIC 2013 HP Protect 2013

Business Wire

PASADENA, Calif. -- September 18, 2013

Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital
Investigations™, today released the results of a survey conducted during the
13th annual Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference (CEIC), hosted
by Guidance Software in May. With respondents representing more than 150
organizations participating in the survey, the results indicate shifting
priorities in enterprise and government security teams, with “length of time
to resolve attacks” coming in as the chief cybersecurity concern.

Length of Time to Resolve Attacks Rated #1 Security Concern:

In response to the question, “What is your biggest cybersecurity concern?” 33
percent of respondents answered, “length of time it takes to resolve attacks,”
an increase from 25 percent of respondents last year. As organizations are
faced with an increasing risk of data theft, escalating response costs and
damage to their reputation, one of their chief concerns today is the damage
caused by allowing a threat to remain either undetected or unresolved.

Security teams are beginning to operate under the assumption that their
organizations are already compromised. They are becoming increasingly aware
that the longer a threat lurks unidentified in their environment, the greater
the exposure, loss of productivity, impact on revenue and expense of
remediation for the organization. To reduce the time it takes to identify and
respond to threats, they replace outdated incident response methods that
usually involve home-grown tools coupled with manual investigation by security
analysts, with automated detection and incident response products such as
Guidance Software’s EnCase® Cybersecurity and EnCase® Analytics products.

EnCase Cybersecurity and EnCase Analytics help organizations reduce the gap
between detecting an incident and mobilizing a rapid response. Through
integration with leading Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
vendors, including HP ArcSight, EnCase Cybersecurity automates critical
time-sensitive aspects of the incident response process, reducing response and
remediation time to a matter of minutes or hours, from days or weeks. EnCase
Analytics empowers customers to find and expose cyber threats hiding behind
complex relationships in the massive amounts of data that exist within the sum
of all endpoints of an enterprise.

BYOD Crackdown:

The percentage of companies allowing employees to use their own devices for
work purposes dropped sharply year over year. Just over half (51 percent) of
the CEIC Survey respondents this year said their companies allow employees to
use their own devices to do work, either in accordance with an official bring
your own device or BYOD policy or as a casual rule of thumb, compared to 78
percent last year. Thirty-two percent of respondents said their companies ban
non-company devices to do work, which was up from 22 percent in 2012.

The concerns driven by the assumption of compromise are further aggravated by
the reality of a “vanishing perimeter.” Encouraged by liberal BYOD policies,
employees are bringing their own devices to work, equipped with non-standard
applications and personal data. Often these devices lack adequate security
measures specific to a BYOD approach. As a consequence, what was previously
understood by security teams as the “enterprise perimeter” has begun to
dissipate and, at times, completely vanish.

The CEIC Survey results demonstrate that security organizations are
increasingly concerned over their ability to adequately protect the vanishing
perimeter using traditional security methods and require a new approach to
meet this challenge. Guidance Software’s EnCase products enable companies to
better manage the risk of the vanishing perimeter by allowing security
analysts to include mobile device data in their digital investigations.

"Enterprise and government security teams are seeking better solutions to
attack new threats of increasing complexity and persistence,” said Alex
Andrianopoulos, vice president of marketing at Guidance Software. “Our
security products, EnCase Cybersecurity and EnCase Analytics, leverage our
rich heritage in digital forensics in conjunction with new investigative
techniques based on big data analytics, empowering our customers to uncover
and stem security breaches, such as APTs and other previously unidentified
threats.”

EnCase Cybersecurity is ArcSight Action Certified to automatically respond to
events correlated by ArcSight ESM, greatly reducing the length of time to
resolve attacks. Guidance Software is a Gold HP Partner and a Platinum sponsor
of the HP Protect conference being held in Washington, DC, September 16 - 18,
2013.

About Guidance Software, Inc.

Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital
investigative solutions. Its EnCase® Enterprise platform is used by numerous
government agencies, more than 65 percent of the Fortune 100, and more than 40
percent of the Fortune 500, to conduct digital investigations of servers,
laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Built on the EnCase Enterprise platform
are market-leading electronic discovery and cyber security solutions, EnCase
eDiscovery, EnCase Cybersecurity, and EnCase Analytics. They empower
organizations to respond to litigation discovery requests, perform sensitive
data discovery for compliance purposes, conduct speedy and thorough security
incident response, and reveal previously hidden advanced persistent threats or
malicious insider activity. For more information about Guidance Software,
visit www.encase.com.

EnCase®, EnScript®, FastBloc®, EnCE®, EnCEP®, Guidance Software™ and Tableau™
are registered trademarks or trademarks owned by Guidance Software in the
United States and other jurisdictions and may not be used without prior
written permission. All other trademarks and copyrights referenced in this
press release are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact:

Guidance Software
Brigitte Engel, 626-229-9191
newsroom@guidancesoftware.com
or
Schwartz MSL
Ross Levanto/Davida Dinerman
781-684-0770
guidance@schwartzmsl.com
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