The total cost of a data breach increased from 2013–2016 by 0%.
But rest assured, I’m just as destructive. I’m better organized and more sophisticated. I target more than just a single enterprise; I can cripple an entire industry. There’s more at stake than ever before: business disruption, data loss, intellectual property damage, and financial gain. Before you can stop me, it’ll take you days to even notice I’m there—99 days, on average.
In fact, most breaches go fully undetected and remain completely invisible—I’m probably already there. How do you plan on stopping me?
$0 usernames and passwords were compromised in 2016.
In 2017, the average amount paid for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive or confidential information was USD $141.
Can you catch potential threats before it’s too late?
The total cost of a data breach increased from 2013–2016 by 0%.
A ransomware attack in January 2017 shut down Maersk Line’s systems for 20 hours, costing the company $2.9 million dollars per hour, or a total of $59 million dollars.
Short-term costs, related to the activities involved in the discovery and immediate response to the data breach, may include:
Long-term costs, usually incurred in the aftermath of the breach, may include:
Complex Security Measures mean big hacking opportunities:
What are the biggest mobile security pain points?
Companies want a solution that detects and remediates threats according to corporate policy.
Companies want a solution that integrates with their existing network, endpoint, or ITSM platforms.
Companies want to see all threat types and affected devices.
of organizations are unsure whether their BYO or corporate devices have connected to a malicious Wi-Fi in the past.
Employee training is the first step toward preventing security breaches. In fact, 9 out of 10 firms now employ security training to assess or improve knowledge among employees.
Key access points:
Once I find the weakest point in your security, the rest is just a walk in the park.
Provide consistent notifications to update your software and networks, reduce privileges or number of accounts with access, and provide training to employees to learn how to be vigilant about phishing emails.
See how providing protection at the front door can help your organization prevent identity compromise.
Cyberattacks have increased in the financial services industry in recent years. If not properly set up, test environments without certificate protection that validate endpoint request access can lead to breach. In the case of a financial firm during tax season, a test server left exposed to the internet revealed the culprit. The compromised server account was a domain administrator, giving the attacker unfettered access within the network. The account was used to stage and deploy the ransomware that affected 682 systems within the network, and the attacker also accessed a domain controller.
The result? The firm had to consider all account usernames and passwords compromised.
Now that I have a foot in the door, I scan (network scan) for new access points for greater payoff. Anyone at your company is a target.
The most common targets are:
Employees with higher access than needed
Companies without an official in place
Often, the only way to take control of a system is to identify system managers and impersonate their ability to manage, update, and access system resources, since these functions are typically beyond a normal user’s capability.
On the lookout for higher access privileges, I start searching for my next mark.
In just 24-48 hours I can have complete control of the network.
More than60%of organizations report that they have too few information security professionals.
The supply chain is extremely vulnerable to security risks. One manufacturer discovered an intrusion into a system the company used to make service-related announcements. The hackers gained a foothold from the data loss, launching several phishing campaigns to gain access to everything from corporate credentials to social media login information to remote access authorizations.
They used a malicious Word document to leave a backdoor on more than 800 systems, including many high-value servers and domain controllers. The attackers used the captured credentials to live off the land (and hide in plain sight in the environment to access various resources).
Protecting your organization against threats can significantly reduce the business risk of an attack, and the difficulties that come with managing one.
With nobody the wiser, I watch for further security weaknesses.
Before you know it, I'm everywhere with widespread access to your network.
Since the beginning of 2016, more than 4,000ransomware attacks have occurred every day—a 300% increase from 2015.
Identifying these tell-tale signs of an attack can keep you a step ahead of the hackers:
As employees use their own devices, accidental leaks through email, social media, and the public cloud can be out of your control. Your data management needs to be optimized for various levels of sensitivity to ensure that documents and emails are seen only by authorized people. Employ an information protection solution that:
Breaches happen. Understanding how your organization can protect and monitor sensitive information can help mitigate risk.
Companies in the shipping and transportation industry should keep a risk-based approach to cybersecurity top of mind. One shipping organization’s data was compromised via an internet-accessible legacy web application running on a dated Linux operating system.
Hackers took advantage of the fact that the shipping organization didn’t have centralized monitoring software installed. They loaded variants of NBT-scanning software and scanned for other Netbios-enabled targets, which eventually provided a pathway to the internal network. Attackers harvested domain admin-level credentials and used them to connect to roughly 15 other systems, including a domain controller in two different domains.
Thanks to deploying continuous, stealthy processes like remotely connecting to your network through a third-party, my job only gets easier with time.
With a permanent backdoor or alternate mechanism installed for long-term access, I’m in your system for the long haul or leave whenever I please.
$4,130,000:Total cost of lost business for US organizations in 2017.
Lost business is an organization’s most potentially severe financial consequence.
Assume breach! My strategy’s greatest nemesis, this mindset shifts business leaders and CISOs from purely preventive security measures to detection, response, and recovery of security issues.
Service automation companies are increasingly becoming hackers’ target, particularly to cause reputational damage or to use as a stepping stone to other organizations.
Hackers compromised a domain account with local admin privileges for 1,000 machines with the ability to gain access to an additional 50,000 machines. The attackers logged on, installed a remote access tool, and dumped credentials—going undetected for three months. Machines and domain controllers revealed backdoor Trojan access using a legitimate account via VPN connection through FireWall and WinNTI Keylogger, along with privileged account exposure. Additionally, 220 instances of malware, 62 instances of ransomware, and 30 Trojan backdoors\remote access tools were detected in the environment.
Managing distributed resources across many environments is no easy feat, especially with constantly evolving threats. More attack surfaces need to be protected. And as employees access corporate data in the cloud, you need greater visibility and control over your diverse environment and security tools. Employ a security management program that:
Discover how a simplified, intelligent approach to security management can help you prepare for a cybersecurity crisis, and navigate through one.