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The Business of Organised Cybercrime

F5 Labs' David Warburton writes for Professional Security, discussing how your stereotypical perception of cybercrime is all wrong - and what to do about it.
February 07, 2019
1 min. read

Team leader, network administrator, data miner, money specialist. These are just some of the roles making a difference at today’s enterprises. The same is also true for sophisticated cyber-gangs.

Many still wrongly believe that the dark web is exclusively inhabited by hoodie-clad teenagers and legions of disaffected disruptors. The truth is, the average hacker is just a cog in a complex ecosystem more akin to that of a corporate enterprise than you think. The only difference is the endgame, which is usually to cause reputational or financial damage to governments, businesses and consumers.

There is no way around it; cybercrime is now run like an industry with multiple levels of deceit shielding those at the very top from capture. Therefore, it’s more important than ever for businesses to re-evaluate cybercriminal perceptions and ensure effective protective measures are in place.

Read the full article published February 1, 2019 here: https://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk/news/interviews/the-business-of-organised-cybercrime/ by Professional Security.

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David Warburton (Author)
Director, F5 Labs

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