“If you haven’t checked your external-facing websites recently for unpatched vulnerabilities or missing multifactor logins, you might want to get on that” 2020 DBIR report, Verizon
Cyber-attacks will happen, you just don’t know when or where. Or do you?
The DBIR Report is one of the industry’s most robust annual surveys into cyber security trends and sheds some significant light on where attacks might take place. The 2020 version has in-depth analysis from 3,950 breach investigations and concludes that 43% of all attacks were on web applications (more than double the previous year).
But the cyber security landscape moves very quickly. It’s no surprise to see cyber security rising back up the agenda in 2020. It was at the top of the board’s concerns previously and as the recovery accelerates, it’s back. So who better to discuss the latest threat vectors (or is it opportunities) than an actor on the inside*?
In 2018 we interviewed this experienced hacker and they predicted a massive uplift in ransomware demands due to GDPR. They were right. In 2019 they saw an increasing industrialisation of cyber crime and financially-motivated attacks. They were right. So what do the next 12-months hold? What are the latest threat vectors? And if you were hacking today, who would you target and how?