Cyber Actors Metatage Keywords: Cyber Attacks

As discussed in last week’s blog I continue to come across what I believe are two very dangerous attitudes about cyber aggression.

The first issue one, discussed last week, is about the importance of distinguishing between a cyber intrusion and a cyber attack. This week, I want to address the comment I hear too often that “we know for a fact” who are behind the cyber attacks.

I called a CISO (chief information security officer) of a critical infrastructure and a subject matter expert that worked with three-letter agencies on cyber event investigations. I barely finished relating the statement when he replied “That’s bulls**t and went on to talk about cyber break-in investigations that went on for “years” without identifying who was behind the attack. Keep reading →