COVID-19 Pandemic, Ransomware, and Nation-State Threat Actors Influence Potential Threat Landscap
"Recorded Future, the world's largest provider of intelligence for enterprise security, today published details on the threat landscape surrounding the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, including the potential influence by the COVID-19 pandemic, ransomware attacks, and politically motivated nation-state threat activity, in a new report. As evidenced by past Olympics, the high profile and international nature of the event makes it a target for those seeking to cause politically motivated harm, enrich themselves through criminal activities, or embarrass the host nation on the international stage..."
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the threat surface as many organizations shifted to remote work and introduced new access points that could potentially be used by threat actors
"For security teams - already faced with increasing challenges, large workloads, and questions on how to prioritize their efforts - this shift caused the need to look inward at their own processes and strategies. What are the true threats facing the organization? What tactics are threat actors using? Which methods would be best suited to defend against an attack?
During a Recorded Future webinar called 'Control What You Can in Today's Uncertain World with Intelligence-Driven Security Workflows' an interesting question came up that prompted the panel into a conversation which ultimately touched upon the basic building blocks any security team should be considering - and provided some actionable steps to take to answer the questions laid out above..."
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