BAE Systems uncovers today’s cybercriminals
Defense and security organization shares insight into the world’s most dangerous digital criminals
Last night, BAE Systems demystified some of the biggest threats to businesses by profiling six prominent types of cybercriminals and exposing how they can cause harm to companies around the globe.
Threat intelligence experts at BAE Systems revealed ‘The Unusual Suspects, ‘built on research that uncovers the motivations and methods of the most common types of cybercriminals. The intention of the campaign is to help enterprises understand the various enemies they face so they can better defend against cyberattacks.
Colin McKinty, VP Cyber Security Strategy, Americas at BAE Systems said:
“Cybersecurity is now an ongoing boardroom issue that is here to stay. Our mission is to help businesses defend themselves, and organizations are unable to do this without a clear understanding of who it is defending against. This research is designed to expose cybercriminals by analyzing their motivations and methods so businesses can take preventative proactive measures to diminish these threats.”
BAE Systems profiled six cybercriminals:
- The Mule – naive opportunists that may not even realize they work for criminal gangs to launder money
- The Professional – career criminals who ‘work’ 9-5 in the digital shadows
- The Nation State Actor – individuals who work directly or indirectly for their government to steal sensitive information and disrupt enemies’ capabilities
- The Activist – motivated to change the world via questionable means
- The Getaway – the youthful teenager who can escape a custodial sentence due to their age
- The Insider – disillusioned, blackmailed or even over-helpful employees operating from within the walls of their own company
“The aim of this campaign is to identify the types of cybercriminals that businesses are up against and provide substantial solutions to defend against them,” concluded McKinty.
For more information on each of the Unusual Suspects, please visit www.baesystems.com/unusualsuspects
For further details please contact:
Jena Murphy, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Tel: (617) 235 8862
Mobile: (617) 513 0265
Wendy Schechter, Articulate Communications
Tel: (212) 594 5504
About BAE Systems
At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.
At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.
We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes – often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our Cyber Special forces – some of the most skilled people in the world, enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems.
We employ over 4,200 people across 18 countries in the Americas, APAC, UK and EMEA.For further information about BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, please visit www.baesystems.com/businessdefence