I’ve always wondered this. When I read the ‘expose’s that come from journalists that query the BH community, many say ‘oh that ‘antivirus’ program? it’s a joke’. Which lead me to believe, how much of the multi-layered approach is truly ‘effective’?

I understand that just like a deadbolt and cameras in a house keeps out 95% of all criminals – as the saying goes – if someone wants to get in, they will. So re: spearphishing or other targeted attacks, is your standard basic stack of Email gateway, endpoint protection, DNS filter, etc the equivalent of the ‘deadbolt’ + security? Or does the underground community chuckle at the effort but know it’s not too much of an additional challenge.

I get the ‘it depends’ answers, but looking for a general consensus of ‘yeah it’s a joke to them’ or the basic stack does keep out 95% of people so they just move to easier marks… or maybe just set me straight if my thinking is flawed! :)

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