The Future of Cyber Attacks — Insights From Jerry Sanchez

This article is part of Panther’s new Future of Cyber Attacks Series which features interviews with cyber security experts, thought leaders, and practitioners with a goal of better understanding what organizations can do to prepare themselves for the future of cyber attacks.

The following is an interview we recently had with Jerry Sanchez, Managing Partner, Framework Security.

The Future of Cyber Attacks  — Insights From Jerry Sanchez

How have cyberattacks evolved in the past 12 months?

The future of cyber attacks is uncertain, but there are some things we know for sure. Organizations need to invest in cybersecurity now more than ever before if they want to be prepared for the future of hacking. Cyber attacks are evolving at a rapid pace. The recent data breaches have shown how unprepared many organizations are for the future of cyber threats.

What lessons can be learned from the biggest cyber attacks in recent history? 

The future of cyber attacks is not something to be taken lightly. As we move into a world where everything will be connected, it’s important that businesses and governments alike take the time now to prepare themselves for what might come next by understanding how they can better protect their digital assets in light of the lessons learned from some of the biggest cybersecurity breaches in recent history.

What will cyber-attacks look like in the future?

Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and persistent. The future of cyberattacks will continue to be challenging for businesses, but with the right preparation they can stay one step ahead of their attackers. The ultimate goal is to better understand what potential threats lie ahead and how we might prepare ourselves. One way that companies are doing this is by attempting to find vulnerabilities before an attack happens through constant pen testing.

What are three pieces of advice for organizations looking to get ahead of cyber attacks of the future? 

Three pieces of advice for organizations looking to get ahead of the cyber attacks of the future are as follows. First, have a strong understanding and knowledge about what your organization’s risk profile is in regards to cybersecurity threats. Second, invest more resources into training employees on how to identify phishing scams before they happen so that you can avoid an attack altogether. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help when it comes time to address vulnerabilities that may not align with any particular skill set or expertise within your company. The world around us changes rapidly; make sure you’re prepared for any challenge investing more time and money in your cybersecurity program.

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