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4 Emerging Attack Techniques Cyber Adversaries Are Using

Derek Manky, Head of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs, on New, Hard-to-Fight Techniques
Derek Manky, head of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs

Cyber adversaries are embracing defense evasion, triple extortion, wiper malware and the accelerated exploit chain, and that is significantly reshaping the threat landscape that CISOs have to deal with, according to Derek Manky, head of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Manky discusses:

  • Why adversaries have embraced new techniques;
  • What makes these techniques so tough to defend against;
  • What organizations can do to improve their odds.

Manky calls on his over 16 years of cybersecurity experience when formulating security strategy. His ultimate goal is to have a positive effect in the global war on cybercrime. Manky provides thought leadership to the industry and has presented research and strategy worldwide at premier security conferences. As a cybersecurity expert, his work includes meeting with leading political figures and key policy stakeholders, including law enforcement authorities. He is actively involved with several global threat intelligence initiatives, including NATO NICP, Interpol Expert Working Group, the Cyber Threat Alliance working committee and FIRST - all in effort to shape the future of actionable threat intelligence and proactive security strategy.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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