There is no minimum threat in Cyber Security.
It goes back to the root of the problem. In today's world, attacks will continue to happen, and exploits will continue to be found. A threat on the offensive side of Cyber Security, once found it cannot be categorised as a minimum. Today, behind such targeted attacks, are very experienced hackers, it’s not a software that scans, there is an interaction based on the training
and experience of such unorthodox attacks. One Vulnerability if considered minimum, and can
be exploited, in the offensive world, is a maximum threat.
Meaning: Post Exploitation is a huge step, once a shell is gained from a minor threat, it can be escalated in minutes into a major threat from experienced hackers, and by doing so, they own all of that system. A lot of techniques are used that escalate from shells, harvesting credentials, from that one infected device (Printer, Machine, etc...) a local attack can take place, recon scans, and completely take over that network, using MITM, going under the layers of networking, to RAW Packet abuse, and Post Exploitation techniques to do it. And this happens, depending on some scenarios in minutes.
Still, today, when a business is starting, you get quotes on the hardware, software, then you go
take quotes on security solutions (IPS, AVs, IDS, FW, and the list goes on), creating a budget for that infrastructure, networking, high availability, all this will run on operating systems, and then software. The issue is, not many are requesting the budget for pen-testing, code auditing, just after the setup has been done, and before you go online, and is not taken seriously.
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