For anyone learning about cybercriminals, they must first recognise that these criminals are not only devious in their design of attack software, but always want to go for the “low hanging fruit.” In technology, the most vulnerable “fruit” continues to be legacy systems, and the latest version of GandGrab ransomware proves that they will continue to pursue this avenue because it brings the most success. Legacy systems are more difficult
Since the 1980’s, security professionals and government agencies around the globe have been trying to place their focus on the main sources of cybercrime. Yet just as the proverbial “leaks in a dam,” they find that they plug one up only to have three more appear. The landscape of cybercrime has not only experienced an incredible upswing, but has made so much profit that the cybercriminals are now more organised
When you think of insider cybersecurity attacks, you might immediately envision an angry former employee or one that is disgruntled and getting ready to leave. While these are situations that do occur, there is another element that is just as important for your focus, and these are referred to as “accidental/unintentional threats.” Both forms of cyber threat need to be taken seriously, and both types also involve a psychological aspect.
For many organisations, the concept of risk management is a term that they only relate to investments or possibly the launch of a new product. Few have instituted the critical actions of risk management when it comes to cybersecurity. This attitude can be compared to the “it won’t happen to me”perspective, and when it comes to a major cyberattack that you were unprepared for, it can mean the loss of your
The era of the image of a cybercriminal hiding in a basement for attacks is gone. While there may be a few that continue to use that method, a majority of those involved in cybercrime have developed into sophisticated entities that emulate the planning and execution of a well-organised corporation. The first step in protecting yourself and your company is to understand that cybercriminals have profited to such a degree