Cyber thieves will invest the lowest bit of hard graft needed to infiltrate systems and exfiltrate data, just as the quickest path between two places is a straight line. It should come as no shock, therefore, that a new breed of ‘malware-free’ assault approaches has piqued the interest of many online criminals.
Phishing is still a common issue, with criminals employing sophisticated strategies to get through standard network protections. Botnets hide phishing delivery sites behind a network of hacked hosts functioning as proxy, using packet concealment, encryption, multi-phased payloads, and quick flux DNS.
To meet these problems, threat prevention is developing, with new tactics and technology aimed at bolstering old protections.
Modern threat prevention necessitates security measures that continually cross-correlate and evaluate important factors in near real time before deciding whether or not to allow or block entry to an identity.