Ground Truth is a military term that describes the reality of a tactical situation – as opposed to intelligence reports and mission plans. Just as the military cannot solely rely upon the intelligence provided by aerial surveillance nor can enterprises rely solely on threat intelligence. What is ground truth for cyber tactics in 2015? We attempted to highlight some of these in our predictions report.
It is my desire here to highlight the two trends of attack that should be appreciated and mitigated accordingly.
The phenomenon of secondary infections for the purposes of watering hole attacks have been observed in with the botnets children of Shellshock.
These ground truths must be appreciated in order to manage the 2015 cyber threat. Ground truth is fundamental in campaigns. Our adversaries respect this reality and thus we must spin the chessboard.
Cybersecurity is now directly intertwined with brand protection. Only by aligning a corporate cybersecurity strategy with the elite stratagems of attack can we thwart our adversaries. Mobile Security; breach detection and website security are the strategic imperatives for brand protection in 2015.