Malicious code in your network infrastructure is an unavoidable consequence of doing business today. Malwarebytes reported that 47% of firms surveyed experienced at least one ransomware attack during 2017 alone. Amazingly, a recent study reported in the CIO section of The Wall Street Journal shows that 80% of security spending is on the protection column of the three pillars of security, which are Protection, Detection, and Response. As a result, security staff are overburdened and therefore unable to detect and respond to targeted attacks with any efficiency.
Advanced attacks are ones that know their target, penetrate systems and operate with the intent of manipulating, obtaining or destroying your data. While some attackers are merely there to wreak havoc, most have targeted systems with the aim of financial gain or competitive advantage. Proof is in the recent Verizon study that shows 70-90% of malware samples are unique to that particular organization.
These attacks are precisely targeted. A recent Wall Street Journal headline read, “Hackers Target Startups That Secure Early Stage Funding.” Startup companies are now detecting cyber attacks just after they raise their Series A funding. Opportunistic cybercriminals are watching to see when funding is made available, knowing that there will be a sudden influx of cash.
With Konsultek you can take advantage of our most senior cyber security consultants and our thorough research to provide solutions to the challenges your organization faces. Our experts can assess your environment, reverse engineer malicious code that attackers leave behind, and help you to understand what happened to your systems and why. In addition to aiding your recovery, we can help obtain and preserve details of the event for regulators or to support legal action. We also provide a comprehensive set of proactive incident response services to help prepare for, or even avoid an attack.