Attack surfaces include the numerous ways threat actors can infiltrate your digital network. Explore 10 tips to reduce your organization’s attack surface.
According to recent research conducted by Trend Micro, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will replace the need for human beings by the end of 2030. It means AI will play a crucial role in reducing the cybersecurity skills shortage in the future.
In 2021, a record number of over 80 significant cyber incidents have taken place and government entities are struggling to keep up. These cyber attacks are continuing to harm these victims’ reputations, increase costs, erode the level of public trust. The rise in government cyber attacks and incidents presents a clear need for government entities […]
Deploying a threat hunting team can be an effective way to reduce cyber risk to your organization. But, if you are starting or expanding your threat hunting operations, the options can be overwhelming. Deciding on the appropriate mix of people and technology (and which technologies) is challenging. Even the SANS Institute says that “implementing and managing threat hunting in an organization can be a daunting task.”¹
An attack on the election infrastructure has always been at the forefront of cybersecurity expert’s minds, but their worries became reality at the 2016 election due to Russian interference. Efforts were increased by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as they took on the challenge to ensure that the 2020 election was fair and free.
Cyber attacks targeting organizations in the energy sector are a growing global threat. Recent years have seen firms in sub-sectors like electricity generation and distribution, oil, and gas facing increasingly sophisticated attacks. With more than a decade of experience monitoring the external attack surface across all critical infrastructure sectors, LookingGlass reviewed the past year of cyber threats and attacks to the energy sector, sharing this information in this Energy Sector Threat Brief.
In late May 2021, JBS Foods, the world’s largest meat supplier, was targeted with a ransomware attack. JBS learned of the attack on May 30th when technology staff members reported inconsistencies in regards to the functioning of some servers. The attack forced JBS to temporarily close all of its beef processing plants in the United States.
Last year saw ransomware attacks continue to grow into one of most costly and damaging cybercrimes. According to one estimate, the direct cost of ransomware rose dramatically from $11 billion in 2019 to $20 billion in 2020. Likewise, the costs to the victims for network downtime doubled between 2019 and 2020. Ransomware gangs have been targeting multiple industries, including among others, defense, aerospace, education, financial services, information technology, and healthcare.
In this past year, cybersecurity attacks targeting the healthcare industry continue to trend upwards. In fact, it’s reported that cyber-attacks on the healthcare industry more than doubled from 2019. And as with many other industries, COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities specifically in the healthcare sector. With this brief, healthcare organizations can further understand the various threats, attackers, and motives used by adversaries so that these organizations can begin to proactively protect themselves.