Darkreading.com reported that “We’re in an arms race with cybercriminals. Adversaries are becoming stealthier and more dangerous, constantly improving their attack techniques to evade the best security defenses. From malicious mobile apps to exploited cloud misconfigurations and devastating Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) exploits, there’s no shortage of threats we need to protect against.” The March 9, 2020 article entitled “Threat Awareness: A Critical First Step in Detecting Adversaries” included these comments about “Scamming Through Stealthy, Malicious Apps”:
Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are rich environments for attacks. Not only can attackers steal user information and cash or cryptocurrency, but they can also use mobile devices to gain access to corporate resources.
And these comments about “Exploiting Misconfiguration in the Cloud”:
The strengths that make cloud such a valuable platform for computing and business operations — flexibility, speed and ease of use — are also what makes it challenging to secure. With changes happening at the rapid pace of cloud, operator error is a growing risk. All it takes is one misstep in configuration to expose the entire customer database to attack.
No one is surprised, right?
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