CrowdStrike Global Threat Report analyses the biggest cyber crime and targeted intrusion trends

CrowdStrike 112CrowdStrike Inc. of Irvine, CA announced on February 3 the release of its 2015 Global Threat Report. The report, issued annually, analyzes more than 70 designated adversaries, providing details about their behavior, capabilities, and intentions related to targeted intrusions, e-crime, and hacktivist campaigns.

Notable Highlights of the 2015 Global Threat Report:

  • Economic, geopolitical and diplomatic events are becoming the driving force behind today’s cyber threat landscape, the effects of which are being felt by organizations around the world.
  • Deep dive into the key factors shaping the targeted intrusion campaigns of notable nation-state adversaries, including China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, etc.
  • The rise of extortion-based criminal operations including use of ransomware, banking trojans, and exploit kits, along with intelligence-powered social engineering scams, phishing campaigns, and more.
  • Uptick in sophistication and scale of terrorism-related hacktivist groups and online censorship in the Middle East.
  • Forward-looking predictions about emerging threats, espionage activity, personally identifiable information usage, new e-crime waves, and disruptive attacks that impact businesses globally.

Intelligence powers everything that CrowdStrike does, driving next-generation endpoint protection, providing customers unrivaled visibility and detection and response capability, coupled with 24/7 managed hunting for ultimate threat protection. The CrowdStrike Falcon platform processes more than 10 billion events a day, establishing a front-row seat to analyze massive amounts of attack data on a global scale. As a result, CrowdStrike is able to deliver industry-leading endpoint protection that prevent and responds to all types of attacks — even malware-free intrusions.

“Security operators and business leaders should use CrowdStrike’s 2015 Global Threat Report as a resource to gain a better understanding of what they will face in 2016 and beyond to stay ahead of the online adversary. It is a forecast of what is coming in terms of cyber threats for not only c-level executives such as CEOs and CIOs, but also CMOs and corporate boards,” said George Kurtz, chief executive officer and co-founder, CrowdStrike. “Distant geopolitical events occurring in disparate parts of the world are actually creating ripple effects that wash up on the doorstep of industries and companies thousands of miles away in the form of cyber threats. Business and organizations ignore these geopolitical developments at their own peril if they do not allocate adequate resources and build the capacity needed to protect their information and networks.”

Source: CrowdStrike