401 Access Denied Podcast Ep.04 | The 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report
Join Joseph Carson from Thycotic and Mike Gruen from Cybrary as they deep dive into Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report. We’ll share the good news of what the industry has been doing well this year and we’ll also share the not-so-good news. Ransomware, malware, credential stuffing, employee cyber education, and much more will be discussed. Plus, we’ll give a rundown of the measures you should have in place to protect your organization against these threats starting today.
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In this podcast we join Joseph Carson from Thycotic and Mike Gruen from Cybrary as they deep dive into Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report.
As they critically analyse the observations and outcomes of the investigation we are familiarised with ongoing trends in information security. The duo discusses existing threats and how security engineers over the years have affected the ways attackers are targeting systems. Also discussed how threats have evolved over time, with increase in Internet reach to more and more people.
The good news for us is that the ever going fight between security engineers and attackers is slowly starting to tilt in our favour, thanks to herculean efforts to bring about Security awareness en masse. The attackers have to use more complicated attacks to achieve objectives which used to be easier with simpler techniques like Phishing. This alone reduces the number of possible attacks as the resources are now kept further away from reach of script kiddies.
Just as a check to avoid getting high on the recent victories, we do have some not-so-good news. Ransomwares are now not just limited to making data inaccessible, the attackers are now stealing data as well to juice more money out of victims. Malwares, are now targeting not only the resources, but also the backups to inflict more damage, costing corporates several times more.
Employee cyber education, and protection is also discussed. Since poor security awareness among employees is one of the largest reasons for compromised credentials, it has become seemingly more important to have a well trained and aware workforce. Also as a brownie point, we are familiarised with the measures you should have in place to protect your organization against these threats.
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