Tom Kellermann, head of cybersecurity strategy at VMware Carbon Black, believes that findings from a recent study suggest a significant renaissance in cybercrime, leading to a new era of agile organization and sophistication.
"The disruption caused by COVID-19 has created a massive opportunity for criminals to restructure their businesses," he says. "Traditional criminals are flocking online in a newly shifted digital-first world, fueling the expansion of cybercriminal cartels."
These forces, combined with the scale of the dark web (the World Economic Forum predicts it will become the third-largest economy by 2021), now pose new security challenges for cybersecurity professionals responsible for detecting and stopping emerging attacks.
In the report that follows, we'll paint a picture of this evolving threat landscape by discussing the impact of COVID-19 and the U.S. presidential election and providing some best practices for security teams looking to fight back.