While the appeal of taking action against an attacker is easy to see, private sector hack back is a very bad idea. We encourage organizations to employ active defense techniques, but limit these to assets you own or operate. Hack back raises a number of concerns, as detailed here..
Hackers are entrepreneurs. After legitimate developers built software-as-a-service (SaaS) businesses by renting access to productivity software, cybercriminals seeking new revenue streams created malware-as-a-service (MaaS) as a dangerous alternative.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) says the 2020 SolarWinds supply chain cybersecurity compromise could have been prevented with a decade-old security recommendation.
Threat actors are now not only encrypting critical business systems, but also backups. They’ve brought businesses to a standstill, leaving some non-operational and really, with no good options for recovery. In many cases, it’s been pay the ransom to obtain a decryption key — or go out of business.
Constella Intelligence research reveals that one in four cybersecurity leaders use the same passwords for both work and personal use; more than half experience account takeover first-hand
May 21, 2021
Constella Intelligence (“Constella”), Digital Risk Protection leader, released the results of “Cyber Risk in Today’s Hyperconnected World,” a survey that unlocks the behaviors and tendencies that characterize how vigilant organizations’ leaders are when it comes to reducing cyber vulnerability, allowing the industry to better understand how social media is leveraged as an attack vector and how leaders are responding to this challenge.
The municipality of The Hague in The Netherlands allows itself to be hacked every year during Hâck The Hague. A hacking competition organized by the municipality, together with cybersecurity company Cybersprint. On Monday, September 27, 2021, 200 ethical hackers from the Netherlands and abroad will once again try to detect vulnerabilities in the digital infrastructure of the municipality and its suppliers. With this competition, The Hague wants to increase its resilience and stimulate its suppliers to continuously be in top digital condition, so that peace and security can be guaranteed.
The Standoff 2021 is taking place this week May 18-21, in conjunction with PHDays (Positive Hack Days) – one of the top cybersecurity conferences in Europe that features the world's cutting edge in digital security every year. The Standoff is an online offensive/defensive competition in which defenders (blue teams) compete against attackers (red teams) to control the infrastructure of a simulated digital city.