Trends in Cyber Threats and Top Countermeasures

Presented by

Peter Osazuwa, Founder/CEO, HyperSecureIT Sàrl

About this talk

Cyber threats continue to increase and are impacting almost all aspects of modern life. Ransomware, malicious domains, espionage and digital disruption are the most common attacks of recent times. Understanding how these vulnerabilities and their exploits are changing, provides helpful insights into combatting new threats. Cyber threats change over time, as do the countermeasures that best protect against them like: • Ransomware • DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) • State-sponsored cyber actors • Social engineering and phishing threats -- increase in sophistication • Data exportation, breaches and insider threat Key takeaways: • Leverage best practices and frameworks such as NIST & ISO 27001 to manage the threat landscape. • Prompt innovation can help protect against cyber threats. • Build cyber threats awareness and training culture to test it regularly. • Consider the source and validity of information when making decisions.

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