External Cyber Defense Trends
The importance of keeping up with cyber attack trends is a key component of any external cyber defense strategy.
Analysts with both BlueVoyant’s digital risk protection and cyber third-party risk management teams got together in late 2023 and discussed leading trends. They scrutinized prevalent attack vectors like phishing, malicious ad campaigns, and, as always, emerging zero-day vulnerabilities.
This report focuses attention on these leading trends and offers critical advice on protecting email communication.
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- How to guard against zero day vulnerability exploitations
- Address a new attack vector: search engine advertisements
- How threat actors are using generative AI to create more havoc at accelerated speed
The 2024 report builds upon their observations from the previous year, scrutinizing prevalent attack vectors like phishing, malicious ad campaigns, and, as always, emerging zero-day vulnerabilities. The four trends observed here include the continuing struggle of modern organizations to sufficiently carry out effective patching of disclosed zero-day vulnerabilities, the use of Google Ads as an attack vector by threat actors, the lack of widespread and effective implementation of email authentication methods, and the rise of the use of generative AI to carry out phishing attacks.