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Accenture Reveals New Cybercrime Operating Model Among High-Profile Threat Group; Josh Ray Quoted

Jeff Brody

Accenture released its 2019 Cyber Threatscape Report on Wednesday to provide insights and predictions on the cyberthreat landscape and how it will shift over the next year. The goal is to help organizations stay ahead of threats relevant to their organization, industry and geography.

“Over the past year, cybercriminals have continued to test the resilience of organizations by layering attacks, updating techniques and establishing new, intricate relationships to better disguise their identities, making attribution more difficult to pursue,” said Josh Ray, a managing director at Accenture Security.

“Organizations should understand the tangible elements, or the bread crumb trail left behind, which can help reveal the motivations, operational procedures and tool use, to create a profile of the adversary. This process is critical for organizations to understand so they can proactively be involved in properly allocating resources and improving their security posture to avoid becoming cybercrime’s next victim,” he added.

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