The Fortinet Global Threat Landscape report reveals that poor cybersecurity hygiene and risky application usage enables destructive worm-like attacks. (image: Shutterstock)
Fortinet has announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The report reveals that poor cybersecurity hygiene and risky application usage enables destructive worm-like attacks to take advantage of hot exploits at record speed.
Adversaries are spending less time developing ways to break in, and instead, are focusing on leveraging automated and intent-based tools to infiltrate with more impact to business continuity.
“The technology innovation that powers our digital economy creates opportunity for good and bad in cybersecurity. Yet, something we don’t talk about often enough is the opportunity everyone has to limit bad consequences by employing consistent and effective cybersecurity hygiene. Cybercriminals aren’t breaking into systems using new zero day attacks, they are primarily exploiting already discovered vulnerabilities,” said Phil Quade, chief information security officer, Fortinet.
“This means they can spend more of their resources on technical innovations making their exploits difficult to detect. Newer worm-like capabilities spread infections at a rapid pace and can scale more easily across platforms or vectors. Intent-based security approaches that leverage the power of automation and integration are critical to combat this new Click here to read entire article
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