Nearly everyone can agree that the security challenges enterprises face today require out of the box thinking. Our Quarterly Threat Landscape reports show today’s threats are designed to target multiple attack vectors, expose vulnerabilities, select a compromise from an updatable toolkit of exploits, burrow deep into the network, and then hide their tracks. From there they can move laterally across the environment looking for data to exploit or resources to hijack - all while evading detection.
The reason such an attack vector is successful is because, unlike the IT teams in the organizations being targeted, cybercriminals aren’t constrained by lines of business, siloed technology teams, or carefully guarded network domains. Instead, they look at your network as a single entity, which means they may have better visibility into your network operations and architecture than many of the folks who actually work there.