The number of malware attacks is undoubtedly on the rise
, targeting government, military, public and private sectors. These cyber-attacks focus on targeting individuals or organizations with an effort to extract valuable information, gaining money through a ransom or damaging their reputation.
Malware has become the top threat leading to data breaches according to FireEye Cyber Trendscape Report 2020 which could cost up to €20 million in fines, or up to 4% of the annual worldwide turnover of the preceding financial year, whichever is greater.
Small & med-sized businesses are not far from the threat. 22% of small-med-sized businesses that experienced a ransomware attack ceased business operations immediately and 55% of them that lose data become unprofitable within 30 days. (Sources: HelpNetSecurity & Better Business Bureaus 2017)
With these shocking numbers, detecting and responding to malware attacks become an essential skill for any response team.
The strategies, skills, and tools required to analyze malicious software are essential to detect, investigate and defend against such attacks.