Have you ever imagined your organization’s network getting infiltrated by a bot swarm that eventually steals data and leaves you spellbound? If you haven’t, it is time to beware of such a possibility. Advances in Artificial Intelligence have made intelligence sharing and correlation a possible approach for specialized bots to interact amongst themselves in real-time and improvise an attack in perfect synchronization. We have entered the age of swarm technology and it is only apt to brace ourselves for an impending attack from the new miscreants.
When we talk about swarm technology, we usually refer to the mechanism that drives intelligent and autonomous bots (also called Swarmbots) to collaborate in large swarms. For solving certain problems, we require clusters of devices that can work as a unit. When these Swarmbots are compromised, the problem-solvers turn into potential problem creators that can discover loopholes in the hardware, software, and networks and expose them to disastrous proportions. This is made possible by a process of training the bots to hunt for such vulnerabilities and leverage those, a process infamously known as Machine Learning Poisoning.
Does reading this remind you of specific movie scenes involving bot clusters wreaking systematic havoc? That’s precisely the way we want you to imagine! In real technology, such swarms witness dynamic allocation and reallocation of bots that can be used to orchestrate customized attacks, a few of the features of which are mentioned below:
A popular belief guides us to fight fire with fire. Hence, potential targets of swarm attacks must replicate the collaboration and automation to build the defensive wall of protection. Here are some strategies (nicknamed as SADDD) which can boost the security of your systems and help you evade attacks by Swarmbots:
The pace at which malware evolution is progressing calls for an ever proactive approach to beef up cybersecurity systems across enterprises. As risk mitigation strategies keep getting obsolete, it is highly necessary to digitally transform the overall security strategy for the organization. This shall lend the required flexibility to adapt to any unforeseen threat. Using this approach shall certainly help your organization enhance its threat intelligence and build the defensive wall to keep swarm attacks at bay.