Top 4 Dangerous Attacks

As technology continues to rapidly evolve, organizations must remain informed of the latest trends and strategies to keep up with the competition. To this end, SANS panel of experts recently evaluated the relevance of existing strategies, discussed what’s coming next, and provided insight into how organizations can best prepare for the future. In this blog post, we will explore 4 threat insights shared by the panel of experts, and consider the implications for businesses of all sizes.

Living Off The Cloud

Living off the cloud is a type of cyber attack that has been on the rise in recent years. This type of attack is particularly dangerous because it can be difficult to detect, and if successful can give the attacker access to sensitive data and systems. Fortunately, there are steps that organizations can take to protect themselves from living off the cloud attacks. 

The first step is to ensure that all cloud-based systems and services are properly secured. This includes setting up strong authentication protocols, such as two-factor authentication and multi-factor authentication. Organizations should also ensure that their cloud-based systems are regularly patched with the latest security updates. Additionally, organizations should take advantage of the cloud provider’s built-in security features and services.

Organizations should also regularly monitor their cloud-based systems for suspicious activity. This includes monitoring access logs and checking for any suspicious activities. If any suspicious activities are spotted, organizations should take immediate action to investigate and mitigate the threat. Additionally, organizations should use a cloud access security broker (CASB) to monitor and control access to their cloud-based systems.

Organizations should also ensure that their employees are aware of the risks associated with living off the cloud and are properly trained on cyber security best practices. Employees should be aware of the importance of strong password hygiene and should be discouraged from using public Wi-Fi networks for sensitive activities. Additionally, organizations should have a clear policy in place to protect their data from unauthorized access and ensure that only authorized personnel are permitted to access sensitive data and systems.

By taking these steps, organizations can protect themselves from living off the cloud attacks. While no one can completely eliminate the risk of a cyber attack, proper security protocols can significantly reduce the chances of a successful attack.

MFA “Bypass”

MFA “Bypass” is a security risk that organizations must be aware of. This technique involves an adversary gaining access to a user account that wasn’t properly disabled and re-enrolling their illegitimate device in order to bypass multi-factor authentication. The good news is that there are several measures that organizations can take in order to prevent this type of attack. 

The first step is to ensure that all user accounts are properly disabled when they are no longer in use. This means that users must be removed from any access lists, and their accounts must be deactivated. In addition, user accounts should be monitored for suspicious activity, and any attempts to re-enroll a device or gain access to the account should be blocked.

The second step is to implement a multi-layered authentication process. This should include a combination of passwords, security questions, biometric authentication, and/or two-factor authentication. This will help to ensure that only authorized personnel can access the account.

Finally, organizations should implement a policy of regular password changes. This will help to limit the amount of time that an attacker has to guess a user’s credentials and will also limit the amount of damage that can be done if an attacker does gain access to the account. 

Ghost Backup Attacks

Ghost backup attacks are a type of malicious attack that can cause serious damage to business and personal networks. They occur when attackers gain access to a system and create a “ghost” or “shadow” copy of the system’s data. These backups can be used to steal sensitive data or used to launch further attacks. As such, it’s important to take steps to prevent these attacks from occurring.

The first step in preventing ghost backup attacks is to regularly update your system’s software and security settings. This will help to ensure that any vulnerabilities are quickly patched and that your system is as secure as possible. Additionally, you should limit access to your system and make sure only authorized users have access.

It’s also important to make sure your system’s backups are secure. This means encrypting all of your data, including your backups. Additionally, make sure that your backups are stored on a secure, offsite server. This will prevent attackers from gaining access to your ghost backups.

Finally, it’s important to monitor your system for signs of a ghost attack. This can include strange network activity, unauthorized access attempts, or unusual files being created. If you notice any of these signs, you should act quickly to contain the attack and minimize the damage.


Stalkerware is a type of malware that is used to spy on people without their knowledge. It is a form of cyberbullying, and it can be extremely intrusive and damaging. It is important to take steps to protect yourself from Stalkerware. Here are some tips on how to prevent Stalkerware:
  1. Use a secure password: Stalkerware relies on users having weak passwords. Make sure that you use a strong password that is difficult to guess, and that you change it regularly.

  2. Keep your devices updated: Regularly updating your devices is one of the best ways to keep Stalkerware out. Make sure that you always update your operating system, apps, and web browsers when new versions are released.

  3. Be aware of suspicious links: Be wary of any links or attachments that you receive through emails, text messages, or social media. Never click on a link or open an attachment unless you are sure of its source.

  4. Use a reliable antivirus: Installing a reliable antivirus on your device can help to protect you from Stalkerware. Make sure to run regular scans to identify any malicious software that may be present.

  5. Report suspicious activity: If you suspect that you are being spied on, or that your device has been infected with stalkerware, contact the authorities immediately.

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