Incident & Breach Response , Managed Detection & Response (MDR) , Security Operations

Destructive Cyberattacks Surge

Attackers Move to Counter Incident Responders, Says Carbon Black's Rick McElroy
Rick McElroy, head of security strategy, Carbon Black

Destructive cyberattacks, once rare, have been surging as attackers seek to cover their tracks and complicate life for incident responders, says Rick McElroy of Carbon Black.

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But he warns that such destruction, often achieved via malware, is just part of what is typically a much bigger attack chain.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, McElroy discusses:

  • Modern bank heists;
  • The rise in destructive malware attacks;
  • Attackers' counter-incident-response efforts;
  • Increases in attackers' ability to move laterally inside penetrated networks.

McElroy is head of security strategy at Carbon Black.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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