Security Insights That You Should Know..
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an annual reminder that vigilance is the price of immaculate cyber hygiene. This year, Spiceworks looks at the top cyber crime and cyber defense insights by domain experts.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is in its 19th year, though much like the proliferation of the internet, cybercriminals have also flourished because there are more potential victims out there. The month-long observance, initiated as a public-private partnership back in 2004, is an annual reminder that vigilance is the price of immaculate cyber hygiene. This year, Spiceworks looks at the top cyber crime and cyber defense insights by domain experts.
“This year, most ransomware gangs readily admit that it’s harder to earn money. Less organizations are paying and most that do pay are paying less. Law enforcement has been better at following the money (i.e., cryptocurrencies), identifying criminals, and identifying and removing otherwise legitimate organizations that partially profited from cybercrime. It’s been a rare, if only moderate, win for cyber law enforcement agencies.”
Grimes goes on to appreciate the coordinated and multi-pronged attack strategy adopted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA).
“We haven’t won. We will never defeat all hacking. But we did see some cracks in the dike. We stopped some of the continued forward progress in rampant, never-ending, ever increasing, cybercrime. It gives me some hope for the future,” Grimes added.