Mike Davis, CTO of CounterTack – As 2018 rapidly approaches, there is one thing we know for certain – cybersecurity will continue to dominate business, technology and mainstream media. The words “ransomware” “phishing” and “crypto miner” will be included in everyday conversations regardless of age, career or nationality. No longer are these terms confined to those in IT. The following are my top three cybersecurity predictions for 2018.
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This week, CounterTack announced a Series D round of financing. This round of funding is led by new CounterTack investor Singtel Innov8 (venture capital arm of The Singtel Group), along with SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2 ™), also a new investor in CounterTack.
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It’s been a few years since we have seen CryptoLocker on a regular basis, but now it seems to be making its rounds again via a new spam campaign. The new CryptoLocker variant has been around for many years, and has evolved over that time.
CryptoLocker used to be very popular back when the Zeus botnet was making its rounds. The way it worked was once a computer was infected with the Zeus malware, it would be used to push the CryptoLocker ransomware onto the machine.
As a small business or mid-sized organization, cyber security can mean very different things. Most small businesses have less resources available to deal with threats.
Enterprise teams have varying means to some degree, of how they “see” attacks. There is often incongruence between what events they can detect, what their intelligence means, and the potential impact of an attack.
At CounterTack, we are developing new technologies to help customers better detect and understand their threat tolerance. We are innovating methods to help customers improve security response by contextualizing threat impact into actionable intelligence.
The RSA Conference was an interesting experience, particularly for those in the endpoint malware security market, or those attempting to break into this emerging market. It seems everyone at this point has some type of endpoint play, regardless of their technology heritage, or prior security focus.
It was at the America’s Growth Capital conference, a simultaneous gathering of investors and security types, that perhaps one of the more interesting panels took place, albeit, the final panel session of the day. With 1 billion endpoints in need of help, its clear this is the hottest market across the broadening security industry.
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Looking ahead to 2015 in cybersecurity, it really is vital to understand how the threat environment impacted organizations through exploits and breaches in 2014.
Toward the tail-end of the year it seemed like there was a new, major data leak or cyberattack in the headlines every week. There was no pattern, no single industry targeted (no pun intended) and no actions taken to punish those involved, even if the attribution was defined and accurate, and there was a definitive perpetrator or organization to charge in the criminal act. (http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-charges-five-chinese-military-hackers-cyber-espionage-against-us-corporations-and-labor)
Is there knowledge that can be gained from the cyberattacks of 2014? Yes. There's certainly a large amount of information that can be applied from the numerous hacks and breaches to understand trends and techniques, but the most important lesson to be learned from this past year may just be the fact that enterprise organizations are heading towards a new approach to endpoint security – Big Data Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR).