Like a good horror film – a talented hacker will take their time building the attack. No jump scares here – just slow and methodical. Recon, probing, reverse engineering and writing exploits – the malicious hacker builds tension and anxiety as they find a small way in, establish a presence and expand – filing your network with their malevolence
The malicious actors in the center of these webs aren’t automated tool users or button pushers. They are the 1%, the snipers, the first-round killers. The people in this tier take their time, do the hard work, and like the Black Widow – are only discovered after they bite.
Some published 2020 reports have ransomware attacks up 72% while others have them up 105% and in March and April 2020, due to companies going remote, the number of unsecured remote desktop machines rose by 40% which caused brute-force attacks to grow 400% and of course there are daily reports of many more.
These crimes can creep up on companies who have not made cybersecurity part of their regular budget and with the rise of AI and ML – speed has become relative. What is fast to you is ponderous to the massive intelligences in the cloud. And when the 1% threat actors combine their patience, dedication and skill with the computational power of the AI’s – then anything is game.
Hacker Halted is EC-Council’s annual IT Security Conference and plays host to over 50 speakers delivering ground breaking presentations! Hacker Halted builds on the educational foundation of EC-Councils courses in ethical hacking, computer forensics, pen testing, and many others. Hacker Halted brings the industry’s leading researchers, practitioners, ethical hackers and other top IT Security professionals together to discuss current issues facing our industry.
Hacker Halted as been delivered globally in countries such as Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Iceland and in the USA, in cities such as Myrtle Beach, Miami, and most recently in Atlanta!
EC-Council’s Global CISO Forum is an invite-only, closed-door event gathering the highest level executives from across industries and countries to discuss the most pressing issues in information security. Now in its tenth year, the 2020 Global CISO Forum promises to be the best yet with an exciting mix of industries, formats, and interactive presentations.