Now is more important than ever for businesses and governments to be sharing intelligence on cybersecurity and collaborating cross-industry.
That’s according to Blueliv, provider of enterprise-class cyberthreat intelligence solutions. The company has just released its Annual Cyberthreat Report that combines actionable intelligence from Threat Compass with expert insight from its own analyst team.
The report found that malware variants previously focused on the financial sector are now successfully attacking non-banking targets too, concluding that a higher level of collaboration and intelligence-sharing between industries is ever-more crucial in the fight against cybercrime.
Specifically, the report found that:
Blueliv CTO Ramon Vicens says as the ‘public profile’ of cybercrime continues to soar, enterprises are encouraged to look at how they keep their business and customers safe by sharing intelligence, best practice and defence measures.
“When cyberattacks in one industry make headlines, organisations in other industries start to take notice. And when other organisations take notice and start taking proactive steps to strengthen their security posture, that is good news for all of us: The fight against cybercrime is a collaborative effort,” says Vicens.
The annual report from Blueliv reflects on notable cybersecurity incidents in 2017 (of which there were many) to make informed predictions about the current state of play and identify areas that require immediate attention in the coming months. Trends identified in the report include:
The full report includes further analysis and insights, but overall, Blueliv asserts that unless the ‘good guys’ start to share intelligence and collaborate (regardless of industry) then there could be severe implications not only for businesses but also the world at large.