Iran’s Potential Cyber Retribution Strategies Against US – 3 Experts Comments

In response to US actions against Iran and the potential of escalation on the cyber front, three cybersecurity experts with KnowBe4 with strong defense and national security background offer perspective.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
James McQuiggan, Security Awareness Advocate,  KnowBe4
January 07, 2020
There have been no attributed attacks as of yet and while the USA is always under a cyber attack.
While the USA is always a target to nation states, organizations should be aware of a potential targeted cyber attack due to the recent actions by the US government. Organizations will want to be on alert, but not to panic. There have been no attributed attacks as of yet and while the USA is always under a cyber attack, there is a need for additional monitoring and awareness within their networks. ....
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Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate,  KnowBe4
January 07, 2020
It’s reasonable to expect that there will be a response on the cyber side, especially given Iran’s advanced capabilities in the space.
Modern military actions and warfare has transcended from purely kinetic attacks to hybrid cyber and Kinetic attacks. It’s reasonable to expect that there will be a response on the cyber side, especially given Iran’s advanced capabilities in the space. There is the possibility they already have access to systems as part of their APT groups and may leverage these at any time with attacks on the ....
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Rosa Smothers, SVP of Cyber Operations,  KnowBe4
January 07, 2020
We know APTs 33 and 34 are associated with Iranian state sponsored hackers.
We know APTs 33 and 34 are associated with Iranian state sponsored hackers. Every company in the SCADA and ICS space should already be proactive in safeguarding against these (and other) APTs; if we're doing our jobs right, then admins aren't in a state of emergency right now over the potential of Iranian implants lying dormant on our networks. It's also important to keep in mind US CERT's ongoing ....
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