Companies large and small need to remember that cybercriminals have just as much technical prowess as those protecting against them. As a result, the battlefield has constantly shifted as new techniques and strategies are continually countered. The best way for companies to combat this problem is to implement advanced cyber technologies. Let’s take a look at the top-5 ways cybercrime is evolving in the modern age.
1. Cybercrime goes global.
When it comes to a nation’s national security concerns, war and terrorism remain at the top of the list. Physical terrorism is still a big problem in many places in the world. And yet, cybercrimes and cyberterrorism continue to grow. In act, the United States recently declared cyber attacks to be a greater threat to the country than international terrorism.
2. Network security technologies evolve.
There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the evolution of cyberattacks. But how about the evolution of cyber defense? Network security technologies change by the day. Here at CHIPS, we employ a novel network security strategy first developed for use by the U.S. military. Recognizing and deploying advanced cyber security strategies is critical to preventing the worst from happening.
3. The targets change.
No longer do we see minor attacks against inconsequential targets. The 2020 SolarWinds attack, for example, wound up breaching over 30,000 public and private organizations. From local and state agencies to federal agencies and even military contractors, the breadth and scope of the Solar Winds attack were truly breathtaking. Hackers and cybercriminals increasingly target big, influential, and vulnerable targets across the country.
4. The aftermath becomes far worse.
With so much critical infrastructure now interconnected, an attack on one almost becomes an attack on all. With most companies having their business-critical information now recoded into the cloud, they’re more dependent on internal networks than ever before. As a result, even the smallest attack can have a cascading effect across the entire network.
5. Industry experts embrace the power of the machine.
Even as criminals evolve their tactics, cybersecurity professionals are increasingly turning to the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect intrusions and stop the bad guys in their tracks. By adding AI into the mix, along with two-factor authentication, deep learning continues to change the way we protect our networks.
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