Cyber Snapshot 5: Shielding Your Network From Inside Out Threats

December 14, 2023
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Key Points:

  • The Defender’s Advantage Cyber Snapshot report covers key topics relating to cybersecurity, including the changing landscape of insider threats and strategies to mitigate cyber risks.
  • Proactive steps should be taken based on the type of risk and the capabilities of the organization’s security team to anticipate potential vulnerabilities.
  • The use of threat intelligence in threat hunting helps identify and investigate malicious activity.
  • Insiders are becoming more adaptable and technologically agile, making detection more complicated.
  • Industries, such as the maritime sector, face increased cybersecurity risks due to their crucial role in the global economy.

The Defender’s Advantage Cyber Snapshot report is a comprehensive coverage of trending cybersecurity topics. The report emphasizes the importance of understanding the evolving landscape of insider threats, the steps needed to mitigate cyber risk, the relevance of securing applications’ cyber defenses, and the critical role of intelligence-led threat hunting.

The report highlights a common disconnect between requested security assessments and the evaluations required to improve cyber defenses. In this respect, web application assessments should consider both technical and logical controls rather than relying solely on unauthenticated assessments.

To counter the increasing number of vulnerabilities, organizations should take proactive steps to mitigate risks. These steps should be based on the type of risk, the required effort, and the capabilities of the organization’s security team. The use of threat intelligence in threat hunting can track previously unknown malicious activity, reducing both the cost of breaches and the time taken to respond to them.

The report provides insight into the changing landscape of insider threats. Modern insiders are unpredictable, adaptable, and technologically agile. They often sell credentials to third parties, making detection difficult. Therefore, understanding the mindset of modern insiders and enhancing cyber defenses against them is crucial.

The report further highlights the increasing risk faced by supply chain industries, particularly the maritime sector. A disruption in this industry could have a domino effect on other industries reliant on trade operations. Therefore, it is paramount for maritime organizations to assess their cybersecurity posture and take necessary mitigation measures.

Interested parties can download the complete Defender’s Advantage Cyber Snapshot, Issue 5 to gain deeper insights into these cybersecurity topics.

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