AT&T Business’ most recently #BizTalks Twitter Chat—What’s New in Cybersecurity—Insights, Threat Trends, & RSA Learnings—explored many emerging concepts in the cybersecurity industry. [Optional sentence: Our very own Tawnya Lancaster, AT&T Cybersecurity’s threat intelligence and trends Research lead, did a takeover of the @ATTBusiness Twitter handle to provide her point of view.] Head to the @ATTBusiness Twitter page—go.att.com/twchat—to see the full chat and learn more.
It was an interesting conversation with diverse opinions. Here are some of the highlights.
The top question in terms of engagement was this one, and lots of interesting perspectives:
A3.a: Rapidly evolving IoT malware & compromised personal devices as entry points into networks are trends. This shows an accelerated threat of home networks becoming entry points into corporate networks which has been an issue since 2020. #BizTalks #Cybersecurity #ATTInfluencer pic.twitter.com/1xoSZ304j7— ��Tyler Cohen Wood (@TylerCohenWood) June 15, 2022
Ransomware is not new but is trending again because criminal hackers can easily get paid in crypto currencies. Also, many of those attacks are hybrid in nature, being automated and augmented with machine learning algorithms. #Cybersecurity, #BizTalks, #ATTInfluencer— Chuck Brooks (@ChuckDBrooks) June 15, 2022
A3… This fact has proven especially problematic during the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain so in the post-pandemic era as remote working has made it easier to carry out successful social engineering campaigns... #cybersecurity #biztalks #ATTinfluencer— Joseph Steinberg (@JosephSteinberg) June 15, 2022
Edge computing was a hot question
A7.c: There is a genuine concern that network attacks are almost inevitable, with over two-thirds of respondents in the #ATTCybersecurityInsightsReport2022 indicating that they think their network will be compromised with malware.#BizTalks #Cybersecurity #ATTInfluencer pic.twitter.com/giiy3JlO80— ��Tyler Cohen Wood (@TylerCohenWood) June 15, 2022
A7: ... And, of course, there are inherent risks created by moving to the edge for performance reasons - make sure you understand them.— Joseph Steinberg (@JosephSteinberg) June 15, 2022
And, if you don't, once again, bring in outside help. From the start. Before things go wrong.#BizTalks #Cybersecurity #ATTInfluencer
Organized cybercrime is clearly top of mind as well
A5.a: Organized cybercrime has a strong distribution network for ransomware as a service. Because of their organized nature, the velocity of attacks has increased. Not required to perform attacks themselves but can easily buy the service. #BizTalks #Cybersecurity #ATTInfluencer pic.twitter.com/vdI6NtKOoR— ��Tyler Cohen Wood (@TylerCohenWood) June 15, 2022
Biggest risk is losing digital trust for every organization. Dealing with continuous digital transformation efforts, complicated regulatory environment, the complex supply chain ecosystem, and the hybrid workspace #BizTalks #Cybersecurity #ATTEmployee— Bindu Sundaresan (@BinduSundaresan) June 15, 2022
A5: ... Cybercriminals have even been developing the equivalent of “strategic partnerships” – with ransomware as a service providers, with parties negotiating ransomware payments, etc...#cybersecurity #biztalks #ATTinfluencer— Joseph Steinberg (@JosephSteinberg) June 15, 2022
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