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Lessons from the Past to Stay Ahead of Cyber Security Threats

27th March 2018 | By Administrator

The organizations are appalled with the elevated volume of breaches through the state of application exploits, malicious software, and botnets.

Companies are high at risk due to higher rate of threats while they perform online operations. It is therefore vital to understand the strategies of cyber thieves and to interpret how they achieve their objective of staying ahead of their malicious intentions.

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The latest quarterly report from the Fortinet Global Threat Landscape showcases some vital aspects of the threat landscape:

  • Malicious Software
  • Botnets
  • Application Exploits
  • Zero-day Vulnerability

It also checks on the zero-day vulnerabilities and the latest infrastructure trends on how it affects the organizations over time.

Key Findings
The latest Threat Landscape Report unveils the key findings, that any organization is required to understand the ways to stay away from threats.

Application exploits, malicious software, zero-day vulnerability, and botnets:

Historic Volume:
There had been a 25% staggering rise in the number of malware detected in the fourth quarter compared to the third quarter.
Mining for Cryptocurrency:
Malware were created to perform crypto manning which works to change the price of the bitcoin. Cyber thieves frame strategies for crypto jacking to mine cryptocurrencies on the devices by exploiting the CPU resources without the knowledge of the users. Cryptojacking loads the script onto a web browser while it is not installed or stored on the system.
Sophisticated Industrial Malware:
When the malware activity takes the upward trend against industrial safety and control systems, there are sure possibility of attacks from behind. One good example to quote is Triton which was created with sophisticated techniques and data to thwart forensic analysis while performing an attack.
Swarm-Based Cyberattacks:
The acceleration and the elevated levels of sophisticated attacks to target organizations have made hackers invoke IoT-based botnets with Swarm-Based Cyberattacks to target multiple vulnerabilities, access points, and devices.

Infrastructure Trends :
Considering the current cyber threat landscape, an efficient infrastructure statistics has to be in place, as there is a strong connection between the frequency of threats and the usage of infrastructure. Organizations consider to provide encryption and maintain privacy – while these high-end encryption and protection measures might not work good and pose challenges to threat detection and monitoring. Examining the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) traffic can influence the performance of firewalls so that it can create an impact on the network traffic which is actually being examined.

Best Practices for Stronger Security
With the perpetual existence and with the ever-evolving threats, a standalone security method would do no good and are found inadequate to encounter such sophisticated threats. The Organizations are to be armed with a unified security suite to battle against the threats and so deny malware heist.

To secure the corporate network from malicious software, zero-day attacks, botnets, and application exploits, it is vital for organizations to be equipped with right security posture and stay updated with the security applications, software, and methods to turn down threats.
A unified defense system would be a perfect aide to identify known and unknown threats. Understanding the breaches from the past would help you work on the shortfalls effectively and beef up the system to combat the current threats.

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