Ovum: enterprises must solve the threat of cyber espionage
ctiforum news on March 8 (Zhang Jie): according to ovum's research, enterprises fail to take the threat of cyber espionage seriously, and many enterprises are not prepared enough to block attacks
independent technology analysts pointed out in the latest research that cyber espionage is the main threat to enterprises. However, this threat has been ignored, exposing many security vulnerabilities
Graham tittering, the author of this research report and the chief analyst of ovum, said, "enterprises must solve the threat of cyber espionage, because it is closely related to them, and it is also related to the extrusion and breeding of the guide wheel of national security organizations."
"the goal of cyber criminals has changed from stealing credit card and bank account information to locking enterprise business plans and proprietary information. They want valuable information, such as product and technical blueprints, customer data or any information that can embarrass or disadvantage victims."
"almost every organization has sensitive information that will cause harm to it once it is leaked out; however, many organizations are concerned about avoiding financial data theft, but ignore cyber espionage. This needs to be changed. Enterprises need to wake up and face the truth, understand the crisis situation or the risk of valuable intelligence loss, and must deal with the consequences."
cyber criminals usually target important key figures in various organizations. Gangsters will send "phishing" emails, which contain malicious links or attachments that will infect computers. Then these gangsters use malware to identify assets, decrypt and steal login information, and steal target information
tittering commented, "home computer networks and the private lives of important key people may be called filing methods, which are the most vulnerable part of the corporate security defense line. Private information may reveal passwords and other secrets, and individuals may be blackmailed."
the research report suggests that enterprises should be more alert to cyber espionage, limit the dissemination of sensitive information, supervise and review users who have the right to access high-value information, protect data held by third-party stations, conduct risk analysis, and control mobile devices and removable media
the research report also warns that enterprises with a large amount of data will increase the risk of becoming victims of cyber espionage, and they should find ways to reduce the amount of data. Titterington added, "every piece of data stored and every copy of data copied are potential leakage risks, because it makes it necessary to replace the sealing ring or combination gasket in time; espionage has more potential targets. The increasing data makes it more and more difficult to manage all data assets."
"we should carefully study the amount of data that can reduce the growth of production processes. At least organizations should make more use of shared data infrastructure and services, which can inhibit and prevent individual users from creating their own copies."
ovum has many long-term cooperative large enterprise customers, including outstanding enterprises such as Alcatel lucent, at t, BT, cable wireless, Cisco Systems, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Acer, Telstra and Vodafone
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