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Supply Chain Attacks Move Downmarket

Endpoint Defense in an Age of Mounting Threat Actor Capabilities
Eric Foster, strategic advisor to Stairwell

Supply chain attacks once were the exclusive provenance of nation-state hackers, says Eric Foster, strategic advisor to Stairwell. But not anymore. "More and more of those moving downmarket," he said.

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That trend of expanding attack capabilities is of a piece with wider trends in cybersecurity, Foster said. Ransomware is declining, but cybercrime is not. Attackers are ever more aggressive in streamlining their attacks.

"It seems like these days every threat would qualify as an advanced and persistent threat," Foster said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Foster also discusses:

  • Why organizations need to invest more into supply chain security;
  • Why Stairwell is different from endpoint and detection response;
  • Why supply chain attacks are more prevalent than one might think.

Foster has served since 2020 as a strategic adviser to Stairwell. Before that, he co-founded Cyderes and helped hyperscale the MDR powerhouse to a merger with firm Herjavec Group in December 2021. Prior to Cyderes, Foster helped scale RiskIQ before its acquisition by Microsoft for $500M.

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Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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