Cybercriminals Want You: Targeted Attacks on the Rise in 2013

Chief executives, management and other public-facing employees, heads up: cybercriminals are targeting you this year more than ever. The Wall Street Journal predicts a rise in cyber-espionage aimed directly at a particular organization, executive or public employee (such as people in sales or marketing). It’s clear that decision makers need to consider security solutions that safeguard employees as well as data.

Two can play the targeting game: organizations can turn the tables. You can mine the digital traces that threat actors leave behind and discover correlations to those traces and your infrastructure — then take action. Understanding what makes you or your organization attractive, as well as identifying your threat actors, will enable you to implement specific solutions to defend against them.

Last November, Dell SecureWorks Targeted Threat Intelligence was launched to allow organizations access to necessary, elite intelligence methods and experts. “In Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)/Targeted attacks, hackers create custom attacks and infrastructure to target one or a handful of organizations,” said Jon Ramsey, Dell SecureWorks Chief Technology Officer. “However, even with APT attacks, the attackers do use common tactics such as spear phishing and other social engineering ploys. With our Targeted Threat Intelligence services, we are looking to provide insight into the specific attacks, infrastructure and tactics, as it relates to the organizations being targeted.”

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Ana Cantu

Ana Cantu

Managing Editor at Dell
Ana Cantu is Tech Page One’s managing editor for business content. Before joining Dell as a blogger and social media manager, she was a multimedia journalist, and was a member of the Los Angeles Times team awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting. She is one of the company’s subject matter experts in cloud computing and data management.
Ana Cantu
Ana Cantu
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