To wrap up our three part APT blog series we have created an infographic which shows the five stages of an APT attack, offering opportunity for identifcation. Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are complex and efficient cyber espionage campaigns, seeking to gain intelligence from Industry leaders and Critical National Infrastructure. Using the latest tools, with strong threat intelligence, continual testing and a strong human firewall are all key elements to making sure you stay one step ahead of APT groups.
Rise in sovereign data laws shows how weaponised data has become. Data continues to grow day by day, driven by 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, Smart Cities and network evolutions. This rise in data is resulting in a large emphasis being placed on Edge technologies, cloud storage solutions and big data in the form of data lakes. All of this is in an effort to handle the enormous amounts of data that is being generated every second with an attempt to limit the on premise resources required by organisations across the globe. It has been estimated that by 2025, as much as 463 exabytes of data will be created globally, every day
The Elfin team are more commonly known as APT33 (they also go by other names like Refined Kitten, Magnallium and Holmium) and have been identified to be supported and sponsored by the Iran Government. APT33 have been operating since 2013.
The idea of Sustainable Smart Cities can be a true driving force to social and economic growth and happiness. Giving a chance for improvement in services from transport to utilities and more, displaying better efficiency and optimisation through its use.
The drive towards the use of cloud computing, cloud platforms and cloud data storage within most industries has been prompted by the need to reduce costs, consolidate data, reduce the business footprint and outsource the responsibilities of those assets to another party this heavy move towards the adoption of cloud is shown by 81 percent of organisations using a multi-cloud strategy
Edge computing and fog technologies continue to advance as the technological industry continues to push concepts such as Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), making them seem less of a concept and more of an actual capability which we will likely be using in the coming years.
A major topic discussed at BlackHat 2019 was the vulnerability and attack vectors exposed in Industrial networks, which also gave an eye opening insight into the possible repercussions of a successful attack.
The 400 Gig Triton is a Cyber Warfare Simulation appliance which has the ability to generate natural looking background traffic with true source and destination IP randomisation on every traffic loop to make highly entropic traffic.
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