It’s a war zone out there. In the seemingly endless game of cyber cat and mouse, accurate intelligence remains the best tool for beating attackers at their own game.
Here’s an analysis of today’s six top network threats and tips for how to identify and quash them.
Ransomware is easily the greatest network threat, since it gives attackers the biggest bang for the buck with a relatively low probability of getting caught. “There’s also a low bar in the skill category to break into this sort of thing,” says Andy Rogers, a senior assessor at cybersecurity and compliance firm Schellman.