There is a darker side to cybersecurity that’s regularly overlooked.
Simply as you have a whole market of people working to keep systems and networks safe from hazards, industrial foes are working to exploit them. We’re not talking about red-teamers, who work to ethically hack companies from within. We’re describing exploit markets that offer information of security vulnerabilities and the business spyware business that use those exploits to help governments and hackers spy on their targets.
These for-profit security companies flew under the radar for years, however have only recently got prestige. But now, they’re getting unwanted attention from U.S. legislators.
In this week’s Decrypted, we look at the innovations cops use versus the general public.