The cyberthreat landscape is changing faster than ever for data center managers. Cybercriminals pulled in record hauls last year from ransomware, business email compromise, and other nefarious schemes, and they’re expected to be investing some of that money in new attack methods and platforms.
Nation-states aren’t sitting things out, either, with Russian state attackers going after political targets, China going after trade secrets, and North Koreans busily stealing cryptocurrency.
Attackers are getting smarter about getting around existing controls, said Marty Puranik, CEO at Atlantic.Net, a Florida-based data center and cloud provider. For example, half of all phishing sites now show a “padlock” in the address bar, he said, to trick people into thinking that they’re secure.