Intelligent CIO North America Issue 22 - Page 9

NEWS

Trellix finds escalation of cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure shipping , manufacturing and Information Technology industries showed a sharp increase in threats .

“ We ’ re at a critical juncture in cybersecurity and observing increasingly hostile behaviour across an ever-expanding attack surface ,” said Christiaan Beek , Lead Scientist and Principal Engineer , Trellix Threat Labs . “ Our world has fundamentally changed . The fourth quarter signalled the shift out of a twoyear pandemic which cybercriminals used for profit and saw the Log4Shell vulnerability impact hundreds of millions of devices , only to continue cyber-momentum in the new year where we ’ ve seen an escalation of international cyber-activity .”
Q4 2021 saw increased cyber-activity targeting sectors essential to the function of society .

Trellix , the cybersecurity company helping to deliver the future of extended detection and response ( XDR ), has released its Threat Labs Report : April 2022 , examining cybercriminal behaviour over the last six months . Key findings from the report include individual consumers being the number one target of cybercriminals , closely followed by the healthcare vertical . Additionally , the transportation ,

For instance , transportation and shipping were the target of 27 % of all advanced persistent threat ( APT ) activity detections , while healthcare was the second most targeted sector , bearing 12 % of total detections .
Additionally , From Q3 to Q4 2021 , threats to manufacturing increased 100 % and threats to Information Technology increased 36 %.

Infoblox ’ s State of Security Report spotlights remote work hazards

Infoblox has unveiled a global report examining the state of security concerns , costs and remedies .

As the pandemic and shutdowns stretch into a third year , organizations are accelerating Digital Transformation projects to support remote work . Meanwhile , attackers have seized on vulnerabilities in these environments , creating more work and larger budgets for security teams .
1,100 respondents in IT and cybersecurity roles in 11 countries – United States , Mexico , Brazil , United Kingdom , Germany , France , the Netherlands , Spain , UAE , Australia and Singapore – participated in the survey .
Anthony James , VP of Product Marketing at Infoblox based in California , said : “ The pandemic shutdowns over the past two years have reshaped how companies around the world operate . Cloudfirst networks and corresponding security controls went from niceto-have features to business mainstays as organizations sent office workers to work from home . To address the spike in cyberattacks , security teams are turning to DNS security and Zero Trust models like SASE for a more proactive approach to protecting corporate data and remote devices .”
Mohammed Al-Moneer , Regional Director at Infoblox , said : “ DNS is becoming a more common target of network attacks . As one of the oldest and most relied-on protocols of the modern Internet , DNS is utilized by almost all other services and protocols , making DNS an appealing target to attackers .”
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