Independent research conducted by Dr. Mike McGuire, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Surrey, and sponsored by HP Inc. found a 100% risein ‘significant’ nation state incidents between 2017-2020. Analysis of over 200 cybersecurity incidents associated with nation state activity since 2009 also shows the enterprise is now the most common target (35%), followed by cyberdefense (25%), media and communications (14%), government bodies and regulators (12%), and critical infrastructure (10%).
Today, open-source code is everywhere. In fact, 99% of all codebases contain open-source code, and anywhere from 85% to 97% of enterprise codebases come from open-source. What does that mean, exactly? It means that the vast majority of our applications consist of code we did not write.
While password spraying results in the infiltration of many accounts every year, it’s also one of the easiest attacks for cyber-aware employees to thwart. In other words, password spraying needs to be a top consideration for any successful cybersecurity platform.
Access to clinical applications and medical information in a digital healthcare environment is vital. Yet, careful consideration must be made to ensure data and systems are protected against unintended or malicious activities. Securing infrastructure and applications is essential and security professionals must not forget about the devices that facilitate, segregate and protect the network.
Someone of a cynical persuasion may think it was only a matter of time until ‘outsourcing’ came to the cybercrime business. While this inevitability may be debatable, the early success of the model certainly isn’t.
Trusted Computing Group (TCG) announced its commitment to strengthening the financial services industry against attack, as worldwide banking institution, Goldman Sachs, joins TCG in the fight for cybersecurity.
Just like every company in the business world, cybercriminals are looking to boost their sales. With ransomware, they’ve found a way to force victims to pay. And in their quest, cyber attackers are borrowing a playbook from sales teams in legitimate businesses.
The SolarWinds cyber compromise makes Cyber Tactics’ columnist John McClurg reflect and rethink about nation-state adversaries, insider threats, spearphising, AI-machine-powered learning, crimeware-as-a-service and much more. Here, he takes a look at what risks persist within organizations and potential consequences.