In 2020, entire workforces went remote, forcing organizations to accelerate digital transformation initiatives, which in many cases resulted in new business models by migrating apps and services to the cloud so any employee armed with a web browser ostensibly could access what they needed to do their job anytime, anywhere. This has resulted in end users spending an average of 75% of their workday in a web browser. Unfortunately, organizations are still deploying traditional cybersecurity approaches to protect the new working world.
Attackers fully understand and have developed a clearly defined blueprint that can be followed to ensure success. The Menlo Labs research team has studied a new class of cyber threats attackers are using to successfully launch ransomware and phishing attacks, dubbed Highly Evasive Adaptive Threats (HEAT). This white paper by the Enterprise Strategy Group breaks down HEAT attacks and the challenges presented to organizations.