2024’s election cyber threats worldwide mapped by Tidal Cyber

February 13, 2024
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TLDR:

  • The threat-informed defence company, Tidal Cyber, has released a study on global election cyber threats for 2024.
  • The report identifies the top ten countries facing the highest cyber interference threats, including the US, UK, South Korea, India, and Belgium.
  • It highlights alarming trends in election cyber interference tactics, such as AI-enhanced phishing attacks and an increase in ransomware and extortion attacks.
  • Tidal Cyber recommends reinforcing identity security controls, software and application security configuration policies, and endpoint and network threat prevention technology.
  • The company has developed a unique methodology called the ‘Election Cyber Interference Threat Rankings’ to estimate the relative threat of interference in elections in over 60 countries this year.

The threat-informed defence company, Tidal Cyber, has released its inaugural study into global election cyber interference threats scheduled for 2024. Titled ‘Election Cyber Interference Threats & Defences: A Data-Driven Study’, it provides a comprehensive analysis of cyber threats, pinpoints potential interference hotspots, and offers a prioritised list for defence against these threats.

The report lists the top ten countries facing the highest cyber interference threats: the US, the UK, South Korea, India, Belgium, Pakistan, Belarus, Mexico, Georgia, and Indonesia. Furthermore, it states that 27% of countries holding national elections this year face the highest threat levels from multiple adversary groups, including several state-backed groups from adversarial nations.

The report also highlights alarming trends in election cyber interference tactics, such as the adoption of AI technology to make phishing and social engineering attacks more convincing. It also identifies the resurgence of politically motivated denial of service and defacement attacks, increased credential abuse, and a rise in ransomware and extortion attacks.

Tidal Cyber recommends a series of defences against these cyber threats, including regular review and reinforcement of identity security controls, software and application security configuration policies, and endpoint and network threat prevention technology. The company has also developed a unique methodology called the ‘Election Cyber Interference Threat Rankings’ to estimate the relative threat of interference in elections in more than 60 countries this year.

The full range of Tidal Cyber’s defence recommendations and the complete ‘Election Cyber Interference Threats & Defences’ report are available for further understanding of this global concern.

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