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Comparing the ROI of Cybercrime and Effective Responses: Part 2 - Understanding the tradeoffs and making the best choices.

Posted by Steven Zafonte on May 10, 2019 9:26:00 AM
In Part 1, we saw the data shows that cybercriminals are heavily influenced by the rules of economics.
What does this mean for IT governance and policy?
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Topics: cybersecurity, GRC

Criminal Actions and Motivations, the ROI of Cybercrime: Part 1 - Three Reference Scenarios

Posted by Steven Zafonte on May 2, 2019 9:39:13 AM

Symantec just released its 2019 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR). It is largely a comparison of malware trends and cybercriminal activity over the last 1-3 years. A quick look into the data reveals that many of the report’s findings are aimed at the end user or environments with a small IT footprint. Despite this, there are valuable insights can be taken from it about enterprise IT governance and IT risk modeling. This two-part series talks about the economic motivations of cybercriminals and how their actions change as a result. It then talks about how these should influence your IT risk modeling efforts.

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Topics: cybersecurity, GRC