If you suddenly open a drawer in your kitchen at night, and see and kill a small cockroach, you would never go back to bed and sleep easy. You would now know you have a major problem.
That little guy was simply not as agile and stealthy as the other thousand that were hiding under the cutlery tray, and on the underside of the cabinet.
So David Cecil the ‘self-taught’ ‘ego driven’ hacker from Cowra was not agile and certainly not stealthy, his internet bragging got him caught.
State sponsored actors and those driven by money are highly skilled and don’t brag online. They do their work quietly and undetected. This notoriety thing is passé and over-rated.
The excitement of this arrest is misplaced, it should simply serve to alert Platform Networks, and any other potential targets that they have a major problem.
It is easy to get in and hard to be found.
If we had the ability to simply look under the tray and underside of the cabinet how many stealthier, more focused roaches would we find in our systems?
Perhaps we know the real truth and simply want to go back to bed and not confront it.
Protection with detection and response will help.
Hunting for Hackers - Why Preventive Measures are Only Part of the Cyber Solution, Duncan Alderson, Senior Manager, Cyber & Forensics, PwC Australia | IDG Security Day
Interview with David Sykes, Business Leader, Sophos | IDG Security Day
Showreel | IDG Security Day conference, 21st June
Tools of the Trade: A Live Hacking Demonstration - Ty Miller, Director, Threat Intelligence | IDG Security Day
Publisher's Panel - Using AI for next-generation Cyber Security | IDG Security Day