Withum’s Cyber and Information Security Team offers two unique threat intelligence reports. Each cyber threat intelligence report contains a custom-tailored analysis of the threats and risk factors facing an organization, industry-based information and metrics for comparison and consideration: Advanced Threat Targeting and Mergers and Acquisition Cyber Risk Analysis.
Cybercrime is a lucrative business. Hackers are extorting and paralyzing businesses through a variety of means, e.g. using backdoors on systems and networks, installing trojans, and utilizing ransomware. Cyber criminals are raking in $1.5 trillion every year, which is three times the $514 billion Walmart makes annually. Hackers have been known to sell stolen data to the victim’s competitor or to the highest bidder, making the stolen data becomes publicly accessible. Hackers not only steal the revenue your business already earned; they seek to siphon revenue out of the organization over the long term. Similar to how a bank robber cases a bank, they use the information they acquire to launch successful attacks against the institution, as well as target senior executive leadership, and owners. This puts your organization in a vulnerable position to potentially pay hundreds of thousands, if not millions, in ransom and potentially more to remove threats 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:
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: