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Intelligence is often the primary factor in making sound investments, negotiating a good deal, defeating a competitor or heading off a cyberattack. The lack of actionable threat intelligence leaves companies adrift, making poor decisions and often not realizing it until they are hit with ransomware, burdened with massive regulatory fines or pushed out of the market space by a competitor. Cyber threat intelligence provides meaningful insight an organization needs to arm up against the unknown.

Threat Intelligence Reports

Withum’s Cyber and Information Security Team will soon be offering two unique threat intelligence reports. Each cyber threat intelligence report contains a custom-tailored analysis of the threats and risk factors facing an organization: Advanced Threat Targeting and Mergers and Acquisition Cyber Risk Analysis.

Advanced Threat Targeting

How vulnerable is your organization to an advanced hacker who wants to steal your data or disrupt your operations?

Cybercrime is a lucrative business. Hackers lock down data with ransomware each year, earning over $25 million in payouts, with the total cost of response and cleanup reaching $20 billion. Cybercriminals understand how to monetize stolen data. Hackers are competing with you for the money you have already earned. They case your company like a bank robber cases a bank, using the information they acquire to launch a successful attack. This puts you in a vulnerable position to have to pay hundreds of thousands in ransom and potentially spend hundreds of thousands more in removing the threat from your network to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

The Advanced Threat Targeting report will contain all the reconnaissance and research a sophisticated attacker would conduct and gather before attacking your organization. This threat intel report is a combination of open and closed source threat intelligence, human intelligence, and other sources. The cyber threat report contains an in-depth analysis to inform you of the tactics, tools, methods, malware, and chains of attack hackers are most likely to use against your organization. This knowledge will equip you to identify problems and shore up, modify or change technology and process before the hackers can strike.

Examples of threat intelligence contained in this advanced threat targeting report are:

  • Sensitive documents and other information exposed to the internet.
  • Risks of esoteric attacks like supply chain, watering hole, doppelganger, subdomain takeover and more.
  • Effectiveness of phishing and social engineering.
  • Effectiveness of a variety of malware and ransomware attacks.
  • Remote worker and wireless threat vectors.

Mergers and Acquisitions Cyber Risk Analysis

Are you buying or selling a dumpster fire?

Buying and selling companies is already a risky prospect, but in the digital age, a new risk factor complicates the deal – cyber risk. Cyber risk in M&A is the stalker lurking in unknown vulnerabilities, the depths of shadow IT, frightening web application configurations and undetected breaches, siphoning off valuable intellectual property. You cannot establish the real risk and value of a company without understanding its information security process, infrastructure and status.

The M&A Cyber Risk Analysis threat intel report will detail the cyber risk factors inherent in purchasing or selling a specific organization. Risk will be quantified based on a variety of influencing factors. The following are just a few factors:

  • Current Compliance Status: Being incompliant may bring hefty fines along with the deal.
  • Past Breaches: Past breaches may bring legal burden, and if the underlying issues were never resolved, a high risk of another breach might still exist.
  • State of Information Security Technology: The company may need an expensive information security technology refresh that will overwrite any perceived savings in the deal. Existing technology may be incompatible with the purchasing company’s technology stack, rendering the old technology unmanageable or useless.
  • Undetected Breaches: A company with poor cybersecurity may already be suffering from an undetected breach that is degrading operations or stealing intellectual property.
  • Mission-critical Legacy Systems: Mission-critical legacy systems are often difficult to patch and update. They could require significant effort and resources to ensure they are functional and not a significant security risk.
Get on the waiting list to be notified when these reports go live. Contact our Cyber and Information Security Services Team now.

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