Forrester Research - Attacks on Trust: The Cybercriminal’s New Weapon – Venafi

Forrester Research — "Attacks On Trust: The Cybercriminal's New Weapon"

This recent study, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Venafi, focuses on the significant rise in cybercriminals exploiting vulnerable cryptographic keys and digital certificates. According to the paper, within the last 12 months alone nearly half (44%) of all businesses have reported an attack on their cryptographic resources. By targeting the trust established between networked devices—including servers, virtual machines, clouds and mobile devices—hackers are stealing identities, gaining access to intellectual property and even posing as legitimate entities to launch attacks against other victims.

Cybercriminals want access to your network. You need to not only recognize the risk of trust-based attacks but also learn how to thwart them. This study outlines practices that
you can implement to keep these criminals out.

In this study, you'll learn:

  • Why many security measures don’t protect cryptographic data
  • How cybercriminals are using keys and certificates as weapons
  • Four steps to protect against trust based attacks

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The Leader in Next-Generation Trust Protection

Venafi is a cyber-security company and the market leader in Next-Generation Trust Protection. As a Gartner-recognized Cool Vendor, Venafi delivered the first enterprise platform to protect the trust established by cryptographic keys and digital certificates that every business and government depend on for secure communications, commerce, computing, and mobility. As part of an enterprise infrastructure protection strategy, Venafi Trust Protection Platform prevents attacks on trust with automated discovery and intelligent policy enforcement, detects and reports on anomalous activity, and remediates errors and attacks by automatically replacing keys and certificates. Venafi customers are among the world’s most demanding, security-conscious Global 2000 organizations in financial services, insurance, high tech, telecommunications, aerospace, healthcare and retail. Venafi is backed by top-tier venture capital funds, including Foundation Capital, Pelion Venture Partners and Origin Partners. For more information, visit

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