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.
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:
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: