Data manipulation is considered the next level of cyber attacks. These attacks occur when an adversary makes subtle, stealth tweaks to data for some type of gain or effect. Attacks on data integrity are not new but the tactics and targets have changed over time, making such attacks harder to spot and even harder to stop.
Data at rest is a growing concern for organizations of all sizes. Among the top reasons for concern? There’s an expanding volume of digital data being created and applications are contributing to a growing attack surface. In addition, infrastructures continue to become more cloud based and software defined and more vulnerabilities in encryption are being identified.
Many assume that cyber criminals are only attempting to steal data, but that isn’t always the case. Some malicious cyber actors may instead want to manipulate an organization’s data, which could have a more devastating outcome. In manipulating data, adversaries may intentionally want to trigger events so they can capitalize on them. The higher the value of the fraud, the greater the chances are that the fraud has compromised data integrity.
In our white paper, Data Manipulation Risk:
- Discover the various motives for manipulating data at rest
- Learn how manipulated data can affect business
- Find out how your organization can take steps to avoid becoming a victim of data integrity breaches