The pandemic opened up massive gaps in security as entire workforces went remote, and the industry as a whole has yet to adapt and close those gaps. Threat actors, however, have taken advantage of the shift to remote work and are targeting the web browser with a new class of threats called Highly Evasive Adaptive Threats (HEAT) that leverage several evasive techniques to easily bypass current methods of detecting and responding to threats.
Taking a detect-and-respond approach is a recipe for disaster when it comes to HEAT attacks, which lead to lateral spread throughout the network or successful deployment of malicious payloads like ransomware by the time a threat is detected. That’s why it’s better to avoid the threat altogether instead of waiting until it’s in your network to respond.
This Ultimate Guide explores the rise of HEAT attacks, what makes them so effective against traditional security technology and how organizations can make them never happen in the first place.