LANDSCAPE OF CYBER SECURITY
Kaspersky Experts Laid Out What Enterprises Should Expect in the Form of Solutions and Threats From the Cyber Security Perspective
To date, 12 different types of Advanced Persistent Threats were detected in 2015. These include: Wild Neutron, Darkhotel, Naikon, and Duqu 2.0. Each cyberattack held varying levels of intensity in terms of damages and malicious activities executed.
“Cyberattackers, particularly those involved in major operations, are mainly motivated by monetary gains and purposes relating to selfinfamy. Some are even supported by sovereign entities and other social movements, which explains the source of their resources and their motivations,” said Vitaly Kamluk, Principal Security Researcher, Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) of Kaspersky Lab, at the Cyber Security Summit recently held in Port Dickson.
However, as cybersecurity companies develop their knowledge libraries and increase awareness to combat these APTs, the effectiveness of such threats diminishes significantly. As a result, malicious agents and entities are expected to evolve and develop alternative means.
Sergey Lozhkin, Senior Security Researcher, GReAT of Kaspersky Lab, added that the access to hacking and networks breaching tools is still widely available. Illegal hacking tools including hacking codes, data exfiltration viruses, as well as Botnets, are available on the Dark Web, despite governmental and law enforcement measures to shut down the Dark Web.
“The Dark Web is not dead. It is merely re-building and it might end up becoming more secure,” he said in his presentation: ‘The Evolution of Ransomware: Dangers of Cryptolockers’.
When talking about future technologies, Chief Disruption Officer and Thinker, Hannes Sjoblad, and Sergey Lozhkin presented ‘BioHacking: Securing the Last Line’. In the presentation, Sjoblad presented the multitudinal benefits of Near Field Communications (NFC) chips embedded into the human body used as bio identification.
In discussing the potential vulnerabilities this poses, Lozhkin explained that this area requires extensive study and research, as it is an inevitable evolution of how humans share and exchange information in the future.
Sergey Lozhkin, Senior Security Researcher, GReAT, Kaspersky Lab.