Anyone can be a cybercriminal – should we be worried?

The world of cybercrime is a beneficiary of the same “as-a-service” models that have helped organizations lower costs and improve efficiency over the last few years. Our CEO Camellia Chan explores the implications of this unwelcome development in our fight against cybersecurity in this piece penned for Assured UK.
Camellia highlights that even as Crime-as-a-Service (CaaS) models democratize cybercrime, it does not compromise the execution quality of attacks. These service providers often act as Managed Service Providers (MSPs), ensuring the effectiveness of the attacks orchestrated by their less experienced customers.
Addressing this, Camellia emphasizes the indispensable need for comprehensive educational initiatives and meticulous data governance. She suggests a multi-faceted approach to cybersecurity, including investing in hardware-level defenses and breakthrough AI technologies. These measures aim to enhance continuous and precise monitoring of threats, fortifying defenses against the relentless influx of cyber threats.
Ultimately, despite the advancements in cybersecurity, Camellia stresses that there is no foolproof defense system, and leaders should focus on mitigating potential damages through greater awareness of existing threats, understanding criminal business models, and implementing multi-layered cybersecurity defenses.
Read the full article for a detailed exploration of the Crime-as-a-Service model and our recommendations on fortifying defenses against evolving cyber threats.

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