Until recently, government espionage activities were mostly covert. But a series of revelations over the past year have forced details of many of these activities out into the open. That's likely to encourage other nation states to get into the game, says Steve Durbin, global vice president of the Internet Security Forum.
"State-backed [cyber] espionage is no longer limited to the Chinese and North Koreans; it's now democratic states," Durbin says. "I think that's come as a shock to a number of people, and it changes the landscape significantly."
The ISF recommends organizations respond by participating in threat intelligence sharing forums and building relationships within and across industry sectors. In addition, ensure appropriate information security knowledge and awareness is in place across your organization.