The Global Insurgency: The Cyber Escalation
The cybercrime cartels have become dramatically more sophisticated in 2021. This presentation will highlight significant shifts in the modern kill chain. Adversaries are now expanding upon their core capabilities with more modular and extensive malware, allowing for more diversity in their overall operations and becoming much more brazen as a result. Shifting trade-craft towards more destructive attacks combined with outright sale of direct access into corporate networks. The burglary has escalated to a home invasion as island hopping abounds. These are just a few of the trends that VMware is actively tracking related to these Cybercrime cartels many of which are treated as national assets. Kellermann will depict the threat actors' latest techniques, tips for defending against them, and what to expect as these actors continue to evolve. The presentation will highlight a proactive defensive paradigm named Intrusion Suppression to mitigate cyber escalation.