The Cyber Threat Alliance – Stopping Attackers in their Tracks

April 16, 2018 — by Jack Sorci0


When you think about the future of threat intelligence, we can all agree that threats morph, constantly. Sophisticated new botnets, the increase in DDoS-as-a-Service tools, and the rise in cryptocurrency are creating an unpredictable environment where even novice attackers can demand ransoms, carry out attacks, and rent IoT botnets. Known attack types also rise and fall in popularity, as demonstrated by recent attacks such as Memcached. “What’s old is new again,” but with a twist of a new vector or motive. This provides one of the biggest challenges for those of us in the cyber-security community. How do we make sure that we are identifying and mitigating attacks quickly, protecting our customers and the organizations they serve with minimal business impact?