Interviews with these firms uncovered new insights into cyber attacks by criminals and nation states, revealing that such attacks often exploit privileged account vulnerabilities to devastating effect. In fact, threat investigators estimate that anywhere from 80% to all targeted cyber attacks exploit privileged accounts during the attack process.


Findings from the interviews are summarized in a CyberArk Threat Report,”Privileged Account Exploits Shift the Front Lines of Cyber Security”  and Infographic, both available for download.

CyberArk’s inaugural threat report provides an expert’s vantage point into targeted cyber attacks by tapping into the experiences of seasoned threat investigators at five firms renowned for detecting, analyzing and remediating serious cyber security incidents:

  • Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Cyber Risk Services and Deloitte Financial Advisory Service LLP’s Computer and Cyber Forensics Team
  • Mandiant, a FireEye Company
  • RSA, the Security Division of EMC
  • Verizon RISK Team, Verizon Enterprise Solutions