Paulius Petretis, leading cyber security expert and CEO of VORAS Consulting writes about growing political discord as the motivating factor in an increase of cyberattacks and more destructive cyber weapons and the need for increased cybersecurity..
Vilnius, Lithuania – April 18, 2018 – Paulius Petretis, CEO of VORAS Consulting posted a new article on the company website entitled “Corporations And Governments Prepare For “Nastier Cyberattacks.” Mr. Petretis sees the looming GDPR deadline as a positive element in an ever growing atmosphere of danger in the digital world.
Petretis writes, “Some of the names given to the weapons of cyberwarfare are pretty nasty and are clearly an indication of the damage they can inflict.” He continues adding, “We’ve seen the effects of ‘Olympic Destroyer’ on the 2018 Winter Olympics network and the effects of ‘Bad Rabbit’ across Europe. The less graphically named ‘NotPetya’ and ‘OilRig’ attacks were pretty disruptive too.”
According to Petretis, “All indications are pointing to increasing attacks and the birth of more destructive cyber weapons as we watch political discord brewing.” He elaborates, “There appears to be tension between the U.S. and Russia, Iran, North Korea and China. According to an article posted at darkreading.com, “Experts say the Trump administration’s recent sanctions and deportation of Russian diplomats residing in the US will likely precipitate more aggressive responses in the form of Russian hacking operations. And some of those could be crafted to appear as the handiwork of other nation-state actors.” https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/destructive-and-false-flag-cyberattacks-to-escalate/d/d-id/1331390
“Around the globe,” says Petretis, “security experts are gearing up for what is expected to be even more aggressive and damaging attacks in the near-term, “including crafted false flag operations”.”
The entire article can be read at http://pauliuspetretis.freeua.agency/corporations-and-governments-prepare-for-nastier-cyberattacks-2/
Paulius Petretis is an Information security expert, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT(CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC®), Guest speaker at various conferences and seminars, Trainer at information security related training courses.
According to the annual survey initiated by the Info Security Europe, a whopping 93% of large organizations and 76% of small businesses had at least a single information security breach in 2011. Only 18% of the organizations affected by the infringements related to data protection laws had a consistent and effective contingency plan in place. According to Paulius, information is not something static – it evolves and mutates every day. It is the ecosystem of every business and if a single cell fails, it can bring down the entire business.
Therefore ensuring a consistent and up-to-date information protection policy must be the priority for all businesses – no matter how big or small they are. As it might be unrealistic to believe that any young or experienced entrepreneur can be the jack of all trades, the really smart decision is to rely on specialists who dedicate their professional lives to getting to know everything there is to know about protecting important business information.
With more than 16 years of experience in helping people, small businesses, and government organizations to protect their business secrets, Paulius believes that information security must help businesses achieve goals but not vice versa.