Data for corporate users in South Africa, in Q2 2022 highlighted the number of users affected by Trojan Spies – spyware able to secretly harvest victim’s credentials – decreased compared to the previous quarter, says Kaspersky Security Network.
Kenya and Nigeria saw slight increases in this threat. Security operations centers in organisations remain on alert with various cybercriminal groups continuing their activity across regions.
But how do you protect your organization from Spyware?
Kaspersky experts recommend:
1. Providing your SOC team with access to the latest threat intelligence (TI)
Kaspersky Threat Intelligence Portal is a single point of access for the company’s TI, providing cyberattack data and insights gathered by Kaspersky over the past 20 years.
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2. Upskilling your cybersecurity team to enable them to tackle the latest targeted threats with Kaspersky online training, developed by GReAT experts.
3. Using an enterprise-grade EDR solution, such as Kaspersky EDR Expert.
It is essential for detecting threats among a sea of scattered alerts – thanks to its automatic merging of alerts into incidents – as well as to analyse and respond to an incident in the most effective way.
4. In addition to adopting essential endpoint protection, implementing a corporate-grade security solution that detects advanced threats on the network level at an early stage, such as Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform.
5. Introducing security awareness training and teaching practical skills to your team – using tools such as the Kaspersky Automated Security Awareness Platform, as many targeted attacks start with social engineering techniques, such as phishing.