As cyber attacks of the future become more automated and autonomous, so must the cyber security

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – The future of cyber attacks will be pre-programmed autonomous tools that infect an organization's network, move to their targets, and steal or damage them in just minutes, according to Richard Stiennon, founder of industry analyst firm IT-Harvest in Birmingham, Mich. ZDNet reports.

Dec 7th, 2018
As cyber attacks of the future become more automated and autonomous, so must the cyber security
As cyber attacks of the future become more automated and autonomous, so must the cyber security
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – The future of cyber attacks will be pre-programmed autonomous tools that infect an organization's network, move to their targets, and steal or damage them in just minutes, according to Richard Stiennon, founder of industry analyst firm IT-Harvest in Birmingham, Mich. ZDNet reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

6 Dec. 2018 -- Current cyber security incident response times are measured in hours, however, even in best-practice organizations. Stiennon says that as the cyber attackers become automated and autonomous, so must the cyber defenders.

Consider the NotPetya attack of June 2017, which subverted the automatic software update process of Ukrainian accounting software MEDoc to install malware instead, which then bypassed trusted computing measures to spread through the organization.

NotPetya was a Russian operation targeted at Ukraine, but the damage spread globally through organizations such as container shipping giant Maersk.

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John Keller, chief editor
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