Seven in every ten CISOs (71%) believe cyberwarfare is a threat to their organization, and yet just over a fifth (22%) admit to not having a strategy in place to mitigate this risk. This is especially alarming during a period of unprecedented global disruption, as half of infosec professionals (50%) agree that the increase of cyberwarfare will be detrimental to the economy in the next 12 months.
Using memes as propaganda, employing sophisticated communication networks for both planning and recruiting, making use of both fringe and private online forums and organizing militias to inspire lone wolf actors for violent action have proven to become tried-and-true tactics by extremist online communities seeking to expand their influence in recent years.
According to the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) report, presented by the Rutgers Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience, Network-Enabled Anarchy: How Militant Anarcho-Socialist Networks Use Social Media to Spread Violence Against Political Opponents and Law Enforcement, militant and extremist groups have taken to social media and online forums to plant hateful, anti-Semitic and/or revolutionary ideas in the public eye, which are often disguised with humor or through using coded language.
No matter how much the economic situation changes, prompt detection and response to cyber threats must remain a core priority for your organization. The ability to spot and address incidents in their early stages will help you avoid data breaches and their unpleasant consequences, including business downtime, lost revenue, costly security investigations and fines from regulatory bodies. As a result, you can save your budget for mission-critical tasks that will bring your organization value in the long run.
Why are CISOs constrained from delivering metrics at scale and why is producing good security metrics so difficult? Here, find out what the five stages of security metrics maturity are, and how you can achieve a mature security metrics program.
The 2020 Cybersecurity Perception Study finds most people still don’t view cybersecurity as a career field for themselves, even as nearly one-third (29%) of respondents say they are considering a career change.
As documented in Dirceu Santa Rosa’s article for the IAPP’s Privacy Tracker, efforts to delay the effective date of Brazil’s General Data Protection Law – Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados or LGPD – recently failed, and the law is expected to go into force in the coming days. Brazil’s federal government also published a decree approving the regulatory structure of the Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados, i.e., Brazil’s national data protection authority.
The year 2020 isn’t over yet, but so far, it’s been unprecedented from a threat landscape point of view – including the impact of the global pandemic and social movements on the cybersecurity landscape. The threat researchers at FortiGuard Labs have taken a good hard look at what was happening over the first six months of 2020 from a cybersecurity perspective, and we’ve identified some key trends that the industry needs to be aware of.
Threat Intelligence (TI) analysts are one of the key groups of experts in Security Operation Centers (SOCs) and play an important role in making sure IT systems are functioning properly. They are in charge of identifying attack vectors that most threaten the organization, define their company’s defensive strategy and help other team members make informed decisions about potential threats. However, handling such a vast amount of responsibilities, data and managing repetitive tasks is the exact type of work that makes TI employees prone to burnout.