A proactive cybersecurity strategy can help organizations get ahead of threats.
As business leaders plan for the new year, many are exploring how their organizations are managing cybersecurity risk. An important component of this yearly exercise includes identifying emerging threats.
While new threat actors are increasingly creative with their cyberattacks, for most organizations, the major threats remain the same: cryptomining, wire fraud, ransomware, and data theft and extortion. Following these threats through their attack chains, it’s interesting to note that they often exploit the same initial vectors to achieve their goals. Cryptomining exploits unpatched libraries on webservers or misconfigured cloud assets. Fraud frequently occurs via business email compromise. Ransomware attacks often start via phishing and propagate due to missing patches and poor access controls.