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2017 Comes With 14 New Threat Trends

  • By john.pbtm
  • 10 Apr, 2017

A report about the threat prediction released by Intel security has identified 14 threat trends for the year 2017, other things include critical developments made for the safety of cloud technology and the internet of things (IoT), and also the six challenges to be solved that are faced by the cyber safety industry.

The vice president of Intel Security’s McAfee Labs Vincent Weafer says that “we need to neutralize our rival’s greatest advantages to change the balance between the defenders and the attackers.” A new defensive technique’s stays effective until the hackers develop measures to counter and evade it.

Six challenges:-

To outsmart the rivals through we need to go extra mile further than the understanding of just the threat landscape through managed security services UK to change the attacker-defender mechanism in six areas. These are

  • Attacks made more expensive
  • Information asymmetry
  • Identification of exploited legitimacy
  • Improved visibility
  • Detecting and protection in agentless environment
  • Improved protection for decentralized

14 threat trends:-

Below are the 14 threat trends for the year 2017 which were mentioned above

  1. In the second half of 2017 we will see a decrease in the effectiveness and volume of ransomware attacks.
  2. Exploiting factors for the windows will see a decline on the other hand factors that targeted the virtualization software and infrastructure software will continue to rise.
  3. Sophisticated hackers will look to target hardware and firmware more than before.
  4. Hackers will attempt dronejackings for a number of hacktivist purposes using the software that’s running on the laptops.
  5. Credential theft will be combined with mobile device locks by mobile attacks which will allow the cyber criminals to gain access to bank accounts and credit card information etc.
  6. IoT malware may result in the opening of backdoors to the connected home which may not be detected for years or until a big loss has happened
  7. Proliferation will be accelerated by machine learning which will result in the increased sophistication of social engineering attacks.
  8. We will see intensity and increase in the ad wars and hackers will copy the new techniques used by the advertisers to up lift their malware delivering capabilities.
  9. Hackers will play a vital role in exploiting the privacy issues.
  10. paid campaigns will continue to catch the attention of customers and will hook them as this trend is growing with the passage of time
  11. There will be increased cooperation seen between the law enforcement and industry which will see clear dents being put in the network of cyber criminals.
  12. Cyber espionage will see growth in the private sector as well as the cyber underworld as it is done amongst the nations.
  13. Collaboration between the cyber and physical safety industry stakeholders will take place to strengthen measures against digital threats.
  14. Threat intelligence sharing will see great surge in the year 2017 

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