Today, Vectra Networks published its second edition Post-Intrusion Report that offers a first-hand look at modern threats that get past perimeter security and spread inside the network.
In the latest report, we analyzed behaviors and techniques across the entire lifecycle of real-world cyber attacks. We also looked back and saw alarming changes in the threat landscape and observed emerging trends in attack techniques.
Of particular importance, Vectra is now able to detect a hidden tunnel within HTTPS without decrypting the traffic. This led to the industry’s first apples-to-apples analysis of hidden tunnels across clear and encrypted Web sessions.
The results: HTTPS was the most commonly observed protocol used for hidden tunnels and was more than twice as popular for Command-and-Control traffic. An important reminder that attackers will hide in the areas where visibility is weakest.
These are just a few of the key findings in the report, so we encourage you to download the full report to see what is happening once attackers make it into the network. Download the full report here.
Wade Williamson is a cybersecurity writer, product manager and marketer. Wade held a position as director of product marketing at Vectra with previous experience as a security researcher at Shape Security. Prior to Shape Security, he was a senior security analyst at Palo Alto Networks.