Among the packets of information flowing through the Internet backbone, hidden among the bits and bytes lurks malicious code – waiting for the unprotected system or the user that has let their guard down. This is the situation every time a system connects to the internet or the user logs-on. These traps have been prepositioned by criminal organizations, activists, extremists, terrorists as well as intelligence agencies and military personnel of rogue nation states. While some might call this fear mongering, it is a realistic representation of the current state of insecurity on the Internet.
A few supporting facts.
- Intellectual property infringement is undermining the national and economic security of the United States.
- In 2010 there were on average over 1.5 million new strains of malware released each and every month.
- In a 2010 survey of 130 businesses, 100% of them had detected some type of active malware within their network/systems.
Cyber intelligence and cyber security combine to form the front-line of defense against cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber terrorism and other acts of cyber aggression. In September 2011 General Keith Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, warned that “cyber intrusions against the U.S. government and private companies have multiplied in recent years, but truly destructive attacks are now on the horizon.” The question you have to answer is – Are You Cyber Ready?
This blog will help you get there with cyber intelligence and analysis.