The sophistication of cyberattacks seems to be moving at “warp speeds,” said Brian Arellanes, CEO of ITSourceTEK.
“One of the things we’ve realized, in sitting on different panels and engaging the community, is that there are nation-states that are heavily funding these hacker organizations,” he told TechNewsWorld. “So it’s not just one individual operating as a lone wolf anymore, though there remains that threat.”
Nation-states increasingly have been turning to hacker collectives to wage war and play spy games.
“It’s becoming a much more complex landscape, so it makes it harder, especially for private sector companies, to fight these cyberterrorists,” said Arellanes.
It’s imperative to highlight the potential for bad actors to hack and control LARs and other military equipment.
“I can’t help but think of William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer … where he described all of this in graphic detail,” IT-Harvest’s Stiennon said. “it’s quite amazing that someone who is not a technologist has the imagination to see this coming.”