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With every increasing threats of fresh, advanced IT attacks on the corporate sector it is important to keep on reviewing the security issues and introduce the latest solutions geared at combating the present status of affair. In fact if we closely study the present state of affairs, we will see a change of patterns in attacks and that would allow us to design a more intense, inclusive and effective security route map and response management plan. Here are a few major things to note:
What’s next? It could be Deos attack!
The elements of the report indicate towards a paradigm shift in the field of IT attacks. Instead of just encrypting the data these attacks could be directed towards the basic framework needed for data restoration. The report calls it DeOS attacks designed specifically for destruction of service.
It is very likely that in near future the attacks like WannaCry can be remembered as the precursor of DeOS. On the surface they may look like a conventional ransomware but have more complex interior structure that make them lethal for the business. We can think of them as gigantic fishing nets with numerous complex meshes to catch just any type of big or small fish with almost no exception. However, DeOS is supposed to be far more powerful than such attacks. The power lies in the basics- they would be geared towards eliminating the way to recover the data or services. So, it is not about teh building but the very foundation o which it stands.
IoT- Invitation of Transgression
The spread of IoT offers a lucrative medium for the cyber attackers who would not mind biding their time and investing untiring efforts in order to execute legendary attacks. The lack of security is further thinned as the IoT is widening across the globe. At the same time the widening use of IoT in business enterprises is further increasing the scope of RoI on efforts that would be incurred by attackers on their future attacks. The IoT botnet activity that was observed recently suggests that attackers could already be laying a huge net in the digital jungle to trap the vulnerable prays before executing far reaching cyber attack aimed at, and capable of most lethal digital disruption- on the radar is not a particular device or software but the internet itself!
You can’t stop attacks but can diminish the impact
While there are limited ways to prevent the sophisticated attackers, the impact of an attack could largely be reduced by early detection and prompting the action once it is detected. A more important phase is the gap between the instance of compromise and threat detection. Faster response can allow you to minimize teh damage after intrusions and restrain operations by attackers. Understandably while you will not be able to halt teh attack, you can diminish the damage to your business.
Latest trends in IT attacks for spreading malware
Two of the major trend shifts in IT attacks are use of file less malware and decentralized infrastructure. While the most security threats still starts with a click on the link such instances have now graduated to file less malware that would rather reside in computer’s memory and as soon as teh system is restarted it is wiped down. Thus it is hard to detect such malware. In another development the Tor proxy service or similar decentralized resources are used to misalign command and control activities. Needless to say it offers a wider widow for attackers to carry out their operations.
Traditional methods are here to stay
Though the latest technology is embraced by the attackers for affecting the system, the efficacy of traditional methods like spam emails with malicious attachments are not going to diminish anytime soon. On the contrary it is on a constant surge and it is predicted that it will see more increase in the coming years albeit with fluctuating use of outfit.