The Secureworks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team analyzes security threats and helps organizations protect their systems.
During January and February 2019, CTU™ researchers identified lessons learned and observed notable developments in threat behaviors, the global threat landscape, and security trends:
- U.S. indictments of government-sponsored attackers highlighted effective use of social media for targeting.
- Mergers and acquisitions exposed organizations to inherited risk.
- Publicly available and native system tools allowed threat actors to operate without malware, reinforcing the importance of focusing on security fundamentals.
- Chinese threat actors leveraged software supply chains to access targets.