As the threats posed by hackers constantly evolve, attacker behaviour is shifting to malware and ransomware that seek to destroy a network or hold its owners to ransom. Two new types of attacks have emerged as of late – ransom denial of service (RDos) and destruction of service (DeOS).
“Their toolbox to achieve such devastation has grown with the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices providing new entry points. The cloud is also providing a new platform for attackers to look for security gaps. Another weak spot is outsourcing – as the number of external vendors increases, so too does an organisation’s attack surface,” explains Stephen Dane, managing director, security, at Cisco APJ.
Find out how automation is the key to effective security in Stephen’s full commentary titled “Is Your Business Being Held to Ransom”.
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This post may contain excerpts from an article entitled “Is Your Business Being Held to Ransom” published in The Business Times on 18 October, 2017.