Cyberattacks like the Colonial Pipeline attack have become disturbingly frequent. The US Federal government is now mandating a Zero trust architecture across all departments. We look at how data exfiltration is an important part of this new mandate.
With data theft extortion, instead of a single ransom demand, there may be hundreds or thousands. In most cases, cybercriminals are adopting a dual-revenue model where a single, large-scale ransom demand is accompanied by individual ransoms for affected parties.
Cybercriminals continue to find ways around web application firewalls, but there are better options for preventing attacks such as data exfiltration prevention.
What’s your data exfiltration strategy? If you don’t have one, the good news is you're not alone. When it comes to preventing cyberattacks many organizations are still focused on protecting the perimeter to keep the bad actors out.
While some organizations are waking up to the fact the ransomware attacks are in fact data breaches, unless perhaps data exfiltration technology can prove otherwise, many are still opting to sweep the attack under the carpet.
Looking back at the cyberattacks of 2020, selecting what we see as the top 10 was no easy task. Attacks were frequent, particularly when it came to ransomware, which rose seven-fold last year. We discuss how data exfiltration prevention could have stopped the top 10 cyberattacks of 2020.