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Experts say evolving cyberthreat landscape is getting more lethal: MATTHIAS YEO, SYMANTEC

BY Lourdes C. Escolano

CLOUD-based applications and location storage are now the norm. It is the popularity and convenience of the Cloud that cybercriminals are beginning to exploit. And as the threat landscape evolves around it, the whole cyber ecosystem is threatened from five areas. 

Matthias Yeo is the Chief Technology Officer for the Asia region at Symantec. But he can also be considered the brand’s Chief Cyber Evangelist for his passion for cybersecurity and the gospel of vigilance and prevention. In an exclusive interview he reveals just how complex new cyberthreats are, and how an integrated cyber defense is needed to survive.

Our first question was just how safe is the Cloud now?

Yeo said the Cloud is very secure and safe. But because some companies and individuals tend to be careless and too confident of it and what is offers, loopholes are open and cracks are evident to cyber criminals. These gaps leave devices or whole networks vulnerable, via ransomware or viruses but also by creating different attack patterns that confuse or divert the users.

Yeo said that the issues in cyber protection involved the ever complex user definitions being created, the changing data attack surface, the expanding perimeter where these attacks happen because the Cloud is as elastic and as agile, and multi-phased, multi-staged attacks.

“We at Symantec have seen an increase in multi-stage malware, malware disguised within encrypted traffic, and credential harvesting as a mechanism for advancing persistent threats,” Yeo said.

“When Corporate Information Officers (CIO) have lost track of how many Cloud-based apps are being used in their organizations, there is a big threat because apps have become an entry point for attacks, specially to more vulnerable systems,” Yeo points out. 

He then refers to Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR). 

The ISTR reports that in the Philippines, there were higher attack rates in malicious emails in 2016. While malware attacks were 1 in 126 in the country versus the global ratio of 1 in 131. This is an increase from 1:241 in 2015. 

But that is not the most lethal statistics. The Philippines global rank is 25th on ransomware infection of unique machines and 9th in the region with more than 40,000 ransomware attacks detected by Symantec each month. And during the first six months of 2017, organizations
accounted for 42 percent of all infections, up from 30 percent in 2016 and 29 percent in 2015. 

This shift was mainly accounted for by WannaCry and Petyaransomware.

When the perception that only between 40 to 50 Cloud apps are in use but in reality nearly a thousand are in operation, a serious lack of policies and procedures makes the risks higher. These unsanctioned apps, called “shadow IT” makes working from the Clouddangerous because of website vulnerability and risky user activity which indicated attempts toexfiltrate data.

These cracks found in the Cloud are getting bigger, according to Yeo because IT managers are powerless to enforce informed app control. Hesaid that since they cannot see what apps are used, they also aren’t able to identify the risky apps.

“This is where Symantec can help—by looking into how the Cloud is managed to maximize the effectiveness of their existing Cloud security investment by implementing a Cloud Security Lifecycle,” Yeo points out emphasizing that Symantec’s goal is to help Chief Information Security Officer’s (CISO) achieve better security without necessarily adding more work so they can focus on preventing, rather than curing threats.

The Cloud Security Lifecycle follows a series of repeatable steps that organizations can follow to drive awareness of the importance of security in the cloud with executive management and cloud users. By refining and repeating this process, organizations can begin to build this awareness. In addition, over time risky cloud usage will decrease due to better controls and deeper understanding of how users can safely use cloud apps and services.

To do this requires having an intelligence network with enough information to both form and deploy threat prevention. Symantec is uniquely positioned to bring market-leading solutions, fed by the largest threat intelligence network, to offer unprecedented protection.

To help companies look into how this threat prevention is best done, Yeo suggest some best practices which includes building a Cloud security programmed that will meet both the security and business objectives of the company and reorienting the whole organization towards “security-first thinking” rather than it being an afterthought.

“This is an observation I have with many companies. The CISO must be focused on visibility and control over all sensitive content that users upload, store and share via the Cloud, protecting confidential information through all stages of its lifecycle, anywhere and everywhere it travels. This is what Symantec can provide.

Other best practices he recommends include a policy statement on sensitive data monitoring and management of workflows to Cloud- based services by integrating on-premise and Cloud-based data loss prevention (DLP) and the integration of a multi-factor authentication solution to block risky login attempts.

“We are moving fast to integrate our solutions and deliver a combined product portfolio to deliver integrated cyber defense solutions across customers’ entire IT environment, For example, our Integrated Cyber Defense Platform is resonating with enterprise customers, which only means that we are able to secure their systems well,” Yeo mentioned as he also pointed out how his company is currently the only vendor to connect endpoint, email, and web protection across a single integrated intelligence platform. 
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