Agile, flexible, and quick to respond to market factors. Unfortunately, these adjectives describe cyber criminals more accurately than cyber defenders. Despite organization’s spending more than ever to prevent cyber intrusions, attackers continue to penetrate defenses. A big reason for that is because, while cyber attackers are clearly (and highly) incentivized to accomplish their goals, the exact opposite is true in many cases for cyber defenders.
As online adversaries have continued to enhance their capabilities, organizations have placed an increased importance on developing proactive cybersecurity measures alongside more traditional reactive practices. Threat Hunting, the practice of preemptively identifying and neutralizing threats, is gaining popularity as a response to an increasingly hostile cyberspace.
The United States has a new foreign policy. This shift in strategic thinking comes at a time when tensions between the United States and its geopolitical rivals are not only on the rise, but are increasingly playing themselves out in cyberspace.
Reality has changed. The physical world in which we live is rapidly merging with the fourth dimension of cyberspace. The geopolitical battleground is no longer just the South China Sea, the oil fields of Arabia, or even the corner of Main and Broad. It’s cyberspace.