associate sponsors

Havells
HDFC

Cisco: Bigger 'destruction of service' attacks set to infect businesses

New Delhi: Uncovering the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of cyber attacks, networking and security major Cisco on Friday forecast a potential "destruction of service" (DeOS) attacks.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

According to Cisco's 2017 'Midyear Cybersecurity Report, these attacks could eliminate organisations' backups and safety nets, required to restore systems and data after an attack.

"Also, with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), key industries are bringing more operations online, increasing attack surfaces and the potential scale and impact of these threats," the report said.

Recent IoT botnet activity suggested that some attackers might be laying the foundation for a wide-reaching, high-impact cyber-threat event that could potentially disrupt the internet itself.

"As recent incidents like WannaCry and Nyetya illustrate, our adversaries are becoming more and more creative in how they architect their attacks," Steve Martino, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Cisco, said in a statment.

"While the majority of organisations took steps to improve security following a breach, businesses across industries are in a constant race against the attackers. Security effectiveness starts with closing the obvious gaps and making security a business priority," Martino added.

Cisco also tracked that the progress in reducing "time to detection" (TTD) -- the window of time between a compromise and the detection of a threat.

It said that faster time to detection is critical to constrain attackers' operational space and minimize damage from intrusions.

"To effectively reduce TTD and limit the impact of an attack, the industry must move to a more integrated, architectural approach that increases visibility and manageability, empowering security teams to close gaps," David Ulevitch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security Business Group at Cisco noted.


Updated Date: Jul 21, 2017 15:45 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See