Carbon Black

The Ominous Rise of Island Hopping & Counter Incident Response Continues

Published by Carbon Black

Cybercrime certainly isn’t basketball — the stakes are higher, your jump shot doesn't matter — and yet the principle remains the same. As incident response (IR) teams and their vendors raise the defensive bar, adversaries adapt in kind.

According to the world’s leading IR professionals, increasingly sophisticated attacks involving instances of “island hopping,” counter incident response (IR), and lateral movement within a network are quickly becoming the new normal. Tom Kellermann, Carbon Black’s chief cybersecurity officer, concurred, noting that the trend signals a cybercrime wave that’s continuing to evolve. 

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