IoT and OT devices, which include network-attached storage devices, hold valuable data that ransomware groups seek to compromise. NAS devices are often exposed on the internet and lack the robust security measures found in other endpoints, said Daniel dos Santos of Forescout Technologies.
The shift from traditional malware-led attacks to identity-based attacks in the realm of cybersecurity has become more prominent than ever. Attackers continuously adapt their tactics, seek the path of least resistance and focus on exploiting vulnerabilities in identity-related weaknesses.
In the evolving threat landscape, small-time threat actors are entering the ransomware space and targeting small and medium-sized businesses. These organizations must adopt a defense-in-depth approach to defend themselves, said Nick Biasini, head of outreach at Cisco Talos.
In today's evolving digital landscape, application security is crucial. That’s why it is increasingly important to normalize the use of two-factor authentication in the developer community to the point that it is "effectively ubiquitous," said John Swanson, director of security strategy at GitHub.
Government agencies are recognizing that the seven pillars of zero trust, as outlined by U.S. federal agencies such as CISA and the DOD, should be strategically applied across various elements, including data and identity management, said Manuel Acosta, senior director and security analyst, Gartner.
Large language models have revolutionized various industries by automating language-related tasks, enhancing user experiences and enabling machines to communicate more naturally with human beings, according to Rodrigo Liang, CEO of SambaNova Systems.
Ransomware groups, like legitimate businesses, must adapt and change as they grow, in response to external pressures and trends. To survive, many large ransomware groups have adopted decentralized structures, said Yelisey Bohuslavskiy, chief research officer and partner with Red Sense.
Insider threats continue to pose significant concerns in today's digital landscape. While malicious insiders have garnered attention due to harmful intent, negligent users often make unintentional mistakes, contributing to potential cybersecurity risks.
Michael Miora, founder and CEO of InfoSec Labs - a pioneer in cybersecurity consulting - started the company in 1989. Security has been an issue for generations, he said, but things started to change once technology came into play. Then the traditional security perimeter expanded, adding complexity.
The fear that ChatGPT could turn a low-sophisticated hacker into a sophisticated adversary is unfounded, said Howard Marshall, global intelligence lead, Accenture Security. He says most hackers lack the expertise and education to create sophisticated malware.
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Third-party targeting by attackers has intensified due to the interconnectedness of the business world, enabling adversaries to exploit intermediaries for access. With the surge in cloud adoption, visibility in the cloud is paramount, advised Levi Gundert, chief security officer at Recorded Future.
Secure access service edge has evolved significantly over the past four years, transforming from a relatively new idea into a well-defined and widely discussed framework for network and security architecture. NetWitness focuses on integration rather than offering a SASE product.
While a significant number of attacks are not yet AI-driven, there's a noticeable shift in the creation of generative malware and lures for business email compromise, warned Ashan Willy, CEO at Proofpoint. LLMs are being used to create enticing lures in foreign languages to target broader audiences.
Malicious actors often devise ingenuous ways to infiltrate networks. Michael Sikorski, CTO and vice president of engineering of Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks, shed light on an unconventional tactic deployed by Russian hackers: the Trojanization of legitimate advertisements.