Staying Alive In The Age Of Cyberattacks
If your businesses are to stay alive and prosper during this age of cybercriminal activity in which cyberattacks occur at the rate of 158,727 per hour, 2,645 per minute and 44 every second of every day, your cybersecurity has to be top-notch. Cybersecurity is a non-stop battle between AI algorithms and various other strategies. So far, the good guys have managed to stay slightly ahead, by a nanosecond or two!
A couple of strategies we in the cybersecurity world use to keep cybercriminals scrambling include Deception Strategies and Unified Open Collaboration. Of course both of these strategies must be part of a solid overall cybersecurity system.
Deception strategies have been in use for some time. However, as the sophistication of cyberattacks increases this method is becoming essential. The way deception strategies work is by creating too many choices for an attacker. Most of the choices are dead ends, forcing the hackers to slow down and potentially give away their position. As has been said by the experts at Fortinet.com, “If you can generate enticing traffic from a large number of databases, and only one of them is real, attackers will have to slow down to evaluate each data source and potentially even chase down each option.” https://www.fortinet.com/blog/industry-trends/predictions–ai-fuzzing-and-machine-learning-poisoning-.html
What makes this strategy so effective is that it makes it easier to detect the cybercriminal’s position. That makes it more expensive for them to try to stay ahead.
One of the easiest ways cybercriminals continuously avoid detection and are able to maximize their investment is by making minor changes to their malware. It can be as simple as changing an IP address. While this may help them avoid detection by traditional security tools, the strategy of Unified Open Collaboration is making it more difficult for the criminals to stay ahead. This involves open and active sharing of threat intelligence which exposes the tactics used by attackers. This keeps cybercriminals scrambling. They always have to make more complicated and expensive changes to their attack tools, codes, and solutions.
Once again, according to Fortinet, a leader in threat research, “As these Unified Open Collaboration forums expand, organizations will soon also be able to apply behavioral analytics to live data feeds to predict the future behavior of malware, making the digital marketplace safer for everyone.”
Is your business prepared to survive and thrive despite the barrage of cyberattacks? We are passionate about your information security program. We work with businesses of all sizes from government and military to high-tech firms, retail and manufacturing. Please feel free to contact VORAS Consulting if you need confidential consultations to make the move towards the most secure business