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1 Modern Cyber Threats how yesterday s mind set gets in the way of securing tomorrow s critical infrastructure Axel Wirth Healthcare Solutions Architect Distinguished Systems Engineer AAMI 2013 Conference ACCE Clinical Engineering Symposium

2 A Little History AAMI 2013 Conference ACCE Clinical Engineering Symposium 2

3 Changing Threat Landscape AAMI 2013 Conference ACCE Clinical Engineering Symposium 3

4 Changing Threat Landscape revisited Newest Motivation Political Highly sophisticated Infinite financial resource Well-planned and executed with unprecedented levels of control. Espionage and Sabotage The goal is to do damage, destruct, influence, reach political goals, or support a conventional attack. AAMI 2013 Conference ACCE Clinical Engineering Symposium 4

5 TARGETED ATTACKS Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 5

6 Targeted Attacks in 2012 Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 6

7 Targeted Attacks by Company Size 50% 2, % 1 to 2,500 Employees 2,501+ 9% 2% 3% 5% 1,501 to 2,500 1,001 to 1, to 1, to % 31% 1 to % in 2011 Greatest growth in 2012 is at companies with <250 employees Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 7

8 Spear Phishing Watering Hole Attack Send an to a person of interest Infect a website and lie in wait for them Targeted Attacks predominantly start as spear phishing attacks In 2012, Watering Hole Attacks emerged (popularized by the Elderwood Gang) Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 8

9 Steps of a Targeted Attack 1. Gather information from public sources (Social Media, etc.) 2. Target a few strategic persons (not only CEOs!) 3. Create 0-day & backdoor or use existing one Send with malicious document or other method 4. Extract desired information -> restart at 1.) if needed Attacks run often unnoticed for multiple month 1. Intelligence 3. Execute 2. Develop 4. Extract AAMI 2013 Conference ACCE Clinical Engineering Symposium 9

10 Effectiveness of Watering Hole Attacks Watering Hole Attack in 2012 Infected 500 Companies All Within 24 Hours Watering Hole attacks are targeted at specific groups Can capture a large number of victims in a very short time Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 10

11 Thwarting Targeted Attacks Security Intelligence Human Intelligence regarding active and anticipated attack campaigns, targeted attacks, and emerging threats Holistic Security Monitoring Removable Media Device Control & Web Gateway Filtering Use full capabilities of monitoring solutions to provide full visibility into security posture and events across the entire enterprise footprint Restrict removable devices and functions to prevent malware infection Scan and monitor inbound/outbound and web traffic and block accordingly Data Loss Prevention Encryption Incident Preparedness & Response Discover data spills of confidential information that are targeted by attackers Detect and prevent exfiltration of confidential information that are targeted by attackers Create and enforce security policies so all confidential information is encrypted Ensure formal Incident Response capabilities are in place and fully tested Conduct periodic penetration tests and red-team exercises to evaluate defense and response capabilities from the perspective of an attacker Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 11

12 SPAM TRENDS Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 12

13 Spam Decline 90% 79% January 2011 Global Spam Rates % October % 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Jan- 11 Apr Jul Oct Jan- 12 Apr Jul Oct Spam has declined for second year in a row (as % of ) Botnet takedowns continue to have an affect Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 13

14 The Risk of Spam Continues 1 in 414 s are a phishing attack 1 in 283 s are a malware attack of all is spam Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 14

15 Thwarting Spam-borne Attacks: Defense Security Intelligence Human Intelligence regarding active and anticipated attack campaigns, targeted attacks, and emerging threats & Web Gateway Filtering Scan and monitor inbound/outbound and web traffic and block accordingly Advanced Reputation Security Detect and block new and unknown threats based on global reputation and ranking Layered Endpoint Protection Holistic Network Monitoring & Layered Defenses Use more than just AV use full functionality of endpoint protection including heuristics, reputation-based, behavior-based and other technologies Restrict removable devices and turn off auto-run to prevent malware infection Monitor globally for network intrusions, propagation attempts and other suspicious traffic patterns, including using reputation-based technologies Network protection is more than just blacklisting Security Awareness Training Ensure employees become the first line of defense against socially engineered attacks, such as phishing, spear phishing, and other types of attacks Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 15

16 VULNERABILITIES Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 16

17 Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Total Volume Stuxnet Elderwood One group can significantly affect yearly numbers Elderwood Gang drove the rise in zero-day vulnerabilities Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 17

18 Our Websites are Being Used Against Us 61% 53% of legitimate websites have unpatched vulnerabilities of web sites serving malware are legitimate sites 25% have critical vulnerabilities unpatched Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 18

19 Our Websites are Being Used Against Us In 2012, one threat infected more than 1 million websites Its payload was FakeAV The next time it s likely to be ransomware Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 19

20 Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 20

21 AAMI 2013 Conference ACCE Clinical Engineering Symposium

22 Ransomware Number of criminal gangs involved in this cybercrime Estimated amount extorted from victims in 2012 Average number of attacks seen from one threat in 18 day period Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 22

23 Protecting Against Vulnerabilities: Defense Vulnerability Management Program Configuration & Patch Management Program Routine, frequent vulnerability assessments and penetrations tests to identify vulnerabilities in applications, systems, and mobile devices Formal process for addressing identified vulnerabilities Ensure all operating system and application patches are evaluated and deployed in a timely manner Ensure adherence to formal, secure configuration standards Application Virtualization Leverage application virtualization technologies to reduce risk when legacy web browsers and older versions of 3rd party applications like JAVA or Adobe Reader must be used for compatibility reasons Advanced Reputation Security Detect and block new and unknown threats based on global reputation and ranking Layered Endpoint Protection Use more than just AV use full functionality of endpoint protection including heuristics, reputation-based, behavior-based and other technologies Restrict removable devices and turn off auto-run to prevent malware infection Layered Network Protection Monitor globally for network intrusions, propagation attempts and other suspicious traffic patterns, including using reputation-based technologies Network protection is more than just blacklisting Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 23

24 MOBILE TRENDS Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 24

25 Android Malware Growth 200 5, , , , , , , , , Jan '11 Apr Jul Oct Jan '12 Apr Jul Oct 0 Cumulative Android Families Cumulative Android Variants Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 25

26 What Does Mobile Malware Do? Mobile Threats by Type Steal Information 32% Traditional Threats 25% Track User Send Content 13% 15% Adware/Annoyance Reconfigure device 8% 8% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 26

27 Information Stealing Malware Android.Sumzand 1. User received with link to download app 2. Steals contact information 3. Harvested addressed used to spam threat to others Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 27

28 Mitigating Mobile Threats Device Management Device Security Remotely wipe devices in case of theft or loss Update devices with applications as needed without physical access Get visibility and control of devices, users and applications Guard mobile device against malware and spam Prevent the device from becoming a vulnerability Enforce compliance across organization, including security standards & passwords Content Security Identify confidential data on mobile devices and use technologies to prevent future exposure Protect data from moving between applications Encrypt mobile devices to prevent lost devices from turning into lost confidential data Identity and Access Mobile Application Management Provide strong authentication and authorization for access to enterprise applications and resources Ensure safe access to enterprise resources from right devices with right postures Use application management capabilities to protect sensitive data in BYOD scenarios or where full MDM capabilities are undesirable Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 28

29 MAC MALWARE Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 29

30 Mac Malware Trend 10 new Mac families of malware in Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 30

31 Flashback But in Mac Threat infected 600,000 machines Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 31

32 Thwarting Mac Attacks: Defense Layered Endpoint Protection Use robust endpoint protection on your Macs they are not immune to malware Layered Network Protection Monitor globally for network intrusions, propagation attempts and other suspicious traffic patterns, including using reputation-based technologies Network protection is more than just blacklisting Security Awareness Training Ensure employees become the first line of defense against socially engineered attacks, such as phishing, spear phishing, and other types of attacks Configuration & Patch Management Program Ensure all operating system and application patches are evaluated and deployed in a timely manner Ensure adherence to formal, secure configuration standards Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 32

33 Stay Informed symantec.com/threatreport Security Response Website Twitter.com/threatintel Internet Security Threat Report 2013 :: Volume 18 33

34 Thank you! Axel Wirth Copyright 2013 Symantec Corporation. All rights reserved. Symantec and the Symantec Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. 04/ This document is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as advertising. All warranties relating to the information in this document, either express or implied, are disclaimed to the maximum extent allowed by law. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. AAMI 2013 Conference ACCE Clinical Engineering Symposium 34

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