rESEARCH PAPER: Cyberwarfare Requires Speed, Adaptability and Visibility To Win

Cybersecurity has become a war of attrition. Companies are facing new threats every day, and it is impossible to keep up with the frequency and volume of vulnerabilities that profoundly impact a company’s IT hygiene posture. Bad actors and nation-states have created a cottage industry for hackers/crackers who indiscriminately attack foreign networks and their critical infrastructure. Recently, the FBI complaints regarding security incidents quadrupled, mainly due to more employees working from home. Based on our own research and in-field cyber assessments, we have seen a rise in the cost of ransomware attacks, up 74% from 2018 to nearly $12 billion, especially in healthcare, critical infrastructure, financial services, and the public sector. We expect the number of ransomware attacks to grow by an additional 60% or to nearly $19 billion in 2020, as the number of employees working remotely has increased due to COVID-19.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Overview
  • Proactive Cybersecurity
  • Putting The Pieces Together To Deploy Cybersecurity Force-Multiplier
  • Conclusion

Companies Cited:

  • Capital One
  • Department Of Defense (DoD)
  • Department Of Veterans Affairs
  • Equifax
  • National Institute Of Standards And Technology (NIST)
  • Sony
  • Tanium
  • Target
  • UK’s National Health Service (NHS)