There is a real alert to the growing number of cyberthreats that can end up in a disruptive incident.
In fact, the report “Cyberthreats and Trends. 2019 Edition” from the National Cryptologic Center (NCC) cites, as one of the most significant threat agents, the interruption of services, i.e. the intentional and temporary impairment of the availability of information, information systems or information services.
One of the threats that directly affects continuity, and which has multiplied since 2016, is ransomware, that is, malware that prevents or restricts access to a computer unless a rescue (extortion) is satisfied. Let’s remember, for example, the WannaCry campaign, with important media repercussions. And to this growing number of threats affecting availability, other aggravating factors are added, such as the existence of new techniques for mass distribution of malware.
And this without forgetting that it is no longer necessary to be an expert to produce an attack that could generate unavailability, but that it can even be purchased as a service: Crime-as-a-Service (CaaS), Ransomware-as-a-Service, botnet services available for DDoS attacks.