Enterprises outsmarting themselves with security, while attackers easily use common techniques
Bad guys use common techniques to steal data, while companies focus too much on sophisticated attacks, according to the second annual Hacker’s Playbook, based on an analysis of nearly 4 million breach methods.
Security professionals are figuring out how to block attacks from state-sponsored, advanced, persistent adversaries, said Itzik Kotler, CTO and co-founder at penetration company SafeBreach, which produced the report.
“But if you look at the different hacks, they’re not all carried out by nation-states,” he said. “They’re carried out by script kiddies and cyber criminals.”