The cybersecurity landscape is one of the most complex fields in technology. Vulnerabilities in hardware, software, web & cloud technologies are discovered daily. Bad actors are poised to leverage these against their targets. Additionally, through phishing, smishing and other techniques, attackers have devised nefarious means to socially engineer employees into unwittingly playing a role in attacking their own organizations. Add to this, the increasingly sophisticated networks of cybercrime organizations in operation today and we find ourselves facing a challenge unlike anything ever before.
As cybercrime organizations have come together, forming partnerships that enable them to be vastly more effective, those of us on the defensive side of this grand game need to do the same. Protection against and recovery from cyber attacks can only happen if employees, business leaders, technology partners, cybersecurity service providers, and digital law enforcement agencies band together in a cohesive effort to protect ourselves, and each other from cybercrime.