Accenture Security Report: Die Top 5 Cyber Security Bedrohungen in 2017

Eine aus meiner Sicht gute Zusammenfassung der Accenture Security Studie zur CyberSecurity auf TechRepublic zu den Top 5 CyberSecurity-Bedrohungen in 2017. Laut Studie sind dies die 5 größten Bedrohungen:

“1. Reverse Deception Tactics – Tools like anti-analysis code, steganography, and command-and-control servers are being used to hide stolen data, the release said.
2. Sophisticated Phishing Campaigns – Phishing emails, often used to deliver malware, are becoming more sophisticated with the addition of specific company information regarding billing, logistics, and more.
3. Strategic Use of Information Operations – Cyberattacks and cyberespionage are growing tools used by nation-states and other actors to achieve political disruption.
4. Alternative Crypto-Currencies – Bitcoin’s popularity is forcing cybercriminals to improve their laundering techniques, or adopt different cryptocurrencies altogether.
5. DDoS-for-Hire Services – Easy-to-use and affordable tools have made it easier than ever for attackers to offer Distributed denial of service (DDoS)-for-hire services.”

via Report: The top 5 cybersecurity threats of 2017 – TechRepublic

Accenture schlägt die folgenden Massnahmen vor:

“Adopt proactive prevention – Properly training employees to recognize emerging threats can help an organization head off potential problems earlier and mitigate potential damage.

Elevate email controls – Spam filters should be present and authentication should be robust to make sure email is protected. Companies should also scan emails for potential threats.

Insulate your infrastructure – Patch your apps and operating systems when necessary, make sure firewalls and virus scanners are configured, and check your admin rights.

Plan for continuity – A strong resilience plan that includes backups and it regularly updated can help hedge your bets against paying for ransomware.”

via Report: The top 5 cybersecurity threats of 2017 – TechRepublic

Die vorgeschlagenen Massnahmen erstaunen nicht wirklich, aber dieses Jahr hat gezeigt, das Dinge wie Applikationen und Betriebssysteme auf dem aktuellen Stand zu halten ganz offensichtlich nicht selbstverständlich sind. Auch entsprechenden Spam-Filter und Sicherheitssoftware für E-Mail sollte eigentlich eine Selbstverständlichkeit sein. Mit dem Training ist das so eine Sache: Wer räumt diesem Thema schon entstprechend Zeit ein, wenn doch die Arbeit ruft.

(Stefan Pfeiffer)



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