Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Raps Bot : Sniper Attack Methods - Number 1 Cyber Terrorism Threat

Brand Killer Robots reveals:
I've spoken about my system that uses autonomous agents scouring the web for news items and other data in order to predict certain events in the future.

I mentioned in another thread that the system had calculated a 30% threat from foreign cyber terrorism and 70% threat from commercial insider terrorism.

One other threat vector i looked at was in the area of attack methods.

The data threw up three specific attack methodologies
1. Intent toward Face off attacks
2. Intent toward Stepping Stone Attacks
3. Intent toward Sniper Attacks

Face off attacks are where employees of companies attempt to gain some personal advantage by taking the management team head on.

Stepping stone attacks are where an employee carries out a predetermined plan of stealth action over time to gain some personal advantage.

Sniper Attacks are where an employee will concentrate an attack in the most concentrated way at the head of an organisation.

Here are the statisics
Face Off - 34%
Stepping Stone - 20%
Sniper Attacks 46%

When i saw these stats i was totally amazed given i had thought that Face Off attacks would have been more like 60%, Stepping Stone 30% and Sniper 10%.

To me this is a worrying sign as it indicates that disgruntled employees are far more likely to target the head of organisations directly, rather than fight the battle in any other way.

I would say that this data indicates that if we arrive at a point where there is mass redundancies due to UK Government austerity measures, then politicians, head of organisations, celebrities and bankers better ensure they keep their heads down.

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