It is important to remember the threat of hardware based attacks. They have always been a threat vector, but hardly ever in the news.
Now that part has changed. Bloomberg Businessweek has just run a well researched story into a hardware attack that is incredible in scope. The overall theme of the attack will not be a surprise to anyone in our field. But the details are amazing, making the full article a must-read for anyone who wants to weigh in on how to mitigate cyber threats.
Our view: Insider threats are tough to beat, but insider threats run by a hostile nation are an even more serious threat. Insider threats run by a hostile nation that are automated because of implants in your servers are at the top of the scale of potential risk to your business and to the nation overall. Mitigating these threats will take a team effort where businesses collaborate together to reduce the chance of this happening and where we citizens and businesses force our governments to take action to do what we cannot do.
The report comes with great graphics that make the attack easier to visualize.
For the full report see:
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies
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