Link Arms Against the Attackers: Observations from the 2016 Cisco ASR

By Martin Nystrom Remember 2007, when the underground economy began to flourish, using simple protocols and static subnet ranges to control their infrastructure? That was the same year Cisco published the first Annual Security Report (ASR) . Nine years later, the drumbeat of cyberthreats grow louder, but the actors and threats are familiar, just as John reminded us when this year’s report was released. What’s Changed? Attackers have vastly increased the sophistication of their infrastructure, incorporated evasive techniques such as encryption and obfuscation, and diversified their revenue streams through ransomware . Defenders are sharing cyber threat intelligence and recognizing []

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