Ski Mask, by Dave Wasson

RSA hosted the second annual Advanced Threat Summit in Washington DC this past September where over 100 top CISOs and government officials concerned with information security met to discuss critical issues we all face in our daily battle against the bad guys. This week, we released the findings from that summit, which you can download here. I encourage you to download and read the findings, but here are the highlights:

  • By far, the greatest perceived threats are Nation States and Organized Crime (75%).
  • Top attacks include injected malware running attacks from memory (including in-memory decryption), using root-kits to cover up activities, exploiting application logic flaws, attacking high-value targets via their informational supply chain (not directly), and using DDoS or other diversionary tactics to hide illicit activities.
  • Cyber threats far outpace legislation.
  • Data scientists are needed to help hunt for intruders as well as skilled security professionals. Demand will outpace supply in the next five years.
  • Refocusing on corporate policies to find ways to leverage the C-Suite for security initiatives.

Go check out the report! Click here if you are interested in learning more about RSA’s capabilities in Advanced Threat Management.

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