Sometimes, I hear the concept of detection criticized. More often than not, it's not clear to me that the person or organization doing the criticizing actually understands what detection is really all about. There are no silver bullets in security, but the concept and practice of detection are an important part of a holistic and well-rounded approach to risk management. I explain my perspective in my latest SecurityWeek piece: http://www.securityweek.com/detection-may-not-be-what-you-think-it. Hope you enjoy.