Following the news that Critical National Infrastructure is coming under attack from cyber criminals, Joep Gommers, CEO at EclecticIQ commented below.
Joep Gommers, CEO at EclecticIQ:
“With the threat landscape evolving, and attacks becoming ever-more sophisticated, having time to stop and think about the actor behind the malicious intent may seem like a luxury. However, businesses and governments need to start looking at cyberattacks from the adversary’s perspective, pinpointing the actor’s motivation behind the attack.
Until those actor’s motivations are fully understood, any attempt to prevent attacks, on critical infrastructure or otherwise, will be based on the outcome of the attack rather than providing an intelligent view into what indicators pre-empt an attack.
Whatever the intent, understanding the business model or motive of the actor can provide an organisation or government with enough insight to not only influence it, but stop it altogether and be ready for similar attacks in the future. Intelligence plays a key role in providing a bigger picture beyond the impact of the attack itself and is critical to developing an effective defence.”