Global information technology company Cisco has warned organisations that cybercriminals have developed a more sophisticated approach to cyberattacks through the use of encryption. It has called on businesses to adopt security measures and take a comprehensive approach to protect their systems from hackers and cybercriminals.
Cisco made this call while unveiling its 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report last month.
The report highlights the evolution of ransomware as one of the most significant threat developments over the past year and noted that malware had become more vicious and harder to combat. Attackers were developing more skills in creating malware that could evade traditional sandboxing, Cisco said.
Cisco went on to say that adversaries are increasingly embracing encryption – meant to enhance security – to conceal command and control activity and that nearly half of the security risks that organisations face stem from having multiple security vendors and products.
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