10 Months' Worth of Cyber Attacks Mapped on Harvard Business Review
By Greg Barrette on August 26, 2013
There was a time when armed robbery was the top concern of bank security teams.
Today’s risks are dramatically different.
The banking industry has become a frequent target for cyber attacks in recent years. Cyber criminals can now rob banks from the comfort of their homes, while hacktivists target these institutions’ services and reputation.
In the past 12 months, high profile DDoS attacks on websites like JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and PNC Bank caught the attention of business leaders far outside financial services. Harvard Business Review invited us to put context around these events using our web intelligence software. We focused on 10 months’ worth of cyber attacks involving the Qassam Cyber Fighters and mapped the data on a timeline.
The results provide an excellent example of how open source analysis reveal patterns and trends – an enhanced understanding of cyber adversaries that gives security teams a critical advantage.
Our findings were recently published by Harvard Business Review in their September 2013 issue. You can read the online edition here.