One Year Out From the 2020 U.S. Elections, Geopolitical Tension Continues to Spawn Cyberattacks


Geopolitical tension is, once again, playing out in cyberspace. According to VMware Carbon Black’s latest Global Incident Response Threat Report (GIRTR), top incident response (IR) professionals around the world say ongoing geopolitical tensions involving China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are leading to cyberattacks.

According to VMware Carbon Black’s latest research, the majority of today’s cyberattacks now include tactics such as lateral movement, island hopping and destructive attacks. Advanced hacking capabilities and services for sale on the dark web compound the issue, as does an unprecedented collaboration among nation-states. These realities pose a tremendous risk to targets with decentralized systems protecting high-value assets, including money, intellectual property and state secrets.

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