We have just released a set of white papers on cybercrime and cyberterrorism that identify the best practices on cybersecurity for different business sectors. The documents examine the current status of the digital transformation and the cybersecurity threat landscape for each sector. Then, they highlight the major cybersecurity challenges to address. Finally, they identify a set of best practices on cybersecurity.

Common aspects of cybercrime

The first white paper, Common evolutive aspects of cybercrime and cyberterrorism, introduces the common aspects of the HERMENEUT’s methodology, applicable to all sectors. This document moves from the consideration that cybercrime and cyberterrorism trends are widely affecting any Digital Transformation domain. In fact, cybercriminals and terrorists’ business plans are evolving to take advantage of the digital transformation. Therefore, they need to be considered full stakeholders of the systems; but their business plans are relatively obscure, due to the increasingly mysterious ways their worlds evolve. Moreover, over the past few years organised crime groups migrated to a business-driven approach, and business logic now drives them like any other enterprise.
This introductory document takes into consideration these factors to outline general trends emerging from actual cyberattack strategies.

Cybersecurity in different key business sectors

The additional white papers, instead, focus on four key societal sectors: financial services, healthcare, IP-intensive industries, and retail. All of these sectors are at high risks from a cybersecurity point of view.
These documents aim at improving societal understanding of their specific cyber-vulnerabilities, to address at the strategic and policy levels.
First, they consider the status of the digital transformation and the cyber-threats landscape for each sector. Thus, they identify and highlight the major cybersecurity challenges to address. Then, they explore the relevance and applicability of HERMENEUT’s methodology to the four sectors. Finally, they identify and list a set of best practices on cybersecurity to adopt in the four different business sectors: financial services, healthcare, IP-intensive industries, and retail.