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The rise of Highly Evasive Adaptive Threats (HEAT)

How digital transformation has ushered in a new era of web threats


Over the last two years, cybersecurity has evolved drastically from being an IT-centric issue to one that’s a business priority. To say the global pandemic played a role in this would be a major understatement. 

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. 

Key takeaways include: 
  • Defining HEAT attacks
  • Why security teams should be thinking about HEAT attacks
  • Key considerations to putting an end to HEAT attacks

Download your free copy of this white paper to learn how the evolution of the threat landscape has resulted in the top unsolved cloud security problem of today.

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