Combat Advanced Cyber Attacks With Shared Security Intelligence

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Combat Advanced Cyber Attacks With Shared Security Intelligence

(Originally published in Cyber Defense Magazine, Black Hat special edition)

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​In this information age, even the mightiest of enterprises and governments across the globe are worried about cyber-attacks. Not a single day passes by without a story about a hack or a compromise or an identity theft involving data related to a large number of users. Cyber security is increasingly becoming complex, and cyber-attacks have truly emerged a global crisis.

An analysis of some of the recent high profile breaches reveals that the threat landscape is rapidly evolving into a more dangerous ground with highly targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) leading the way.

Traditionall…

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Attack landscape

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