Cyber threats are constantly evolving, increasing in both sophistication and how they impact victims. In today’s world, you must battle a wide range of adversaries, from hacktivists to state sponsored threats. The most significant of these threats are advanced attackers who carefully plan and execute breaches into victim organizations. These targeted attackers quietly insert themselves into your environment, leveraging legitimate credentials to survey the environment and dig in deeper for extended operations. They can stay hidden for months—or years—all while advancing their mission, be it stealing your data or using your organization’s environment as a way to infiltrate another victim.
Email fraud is nothing new, but online criminals have become ever more-effective at spoofing their identities to trick employees into sending them money. The Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACSC) recorded losses of over $20M to business email compromise (BEC) attacks last year alone, up 230 percent over the previous year – and the full amount is certain to be much larger.
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No matter how robust your security, or how diligent your employees, network credentials are a free pass for cybercriminals. This is mostly because employees are relied upon for their own password management. And with more than 4.8 billion sets of stolen credentials said to be available online, odds are that at least a few of your employees’ user IDs and passwords are just waiting to be used by unscrupulous outsiders. Are you ready to stop them?
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Cyber resilience will be particularly important as Australian organisations face increased pressure to quickly detect, respond to, and manage the repercussions of breaches in the wake of 2018’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.