Category: Prediction

The attack surface is growing faster than it has at any other point in the history of technology

Avast launched its annual Threat Landscape Report, detailing the biggest security trends facing consumers in 2019 as collected by the Avast Threat Labs team.

“This year, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Fast forward thirty years and the threat landscape is exponentially more complex, and the available attack surface is growing faster than it has at any other point in the history of technology,” commented Ondrej Vlcek, President of Consumer at Avast.

Read about the findings of the new Avast report on Help Net Security.

Security analytics to reach $12 billion by 2024

Amid a maelstrom of cybersecurity threats and rampant hacking attempts that leverage the power of the IoT against itself, organizations are forced to realize that they are on the losing side of this war.

As such, market vendors have no choice but to enhance their cybersecurity arsenal with more sophisticated tools which allow a deeper understanding of their users, devices, and systems. This will drive the security analytics market toward an impressive revenue of $12 billion by 2024, according to ABI Research.

Read more about the prognosis by ABI Rresearch on Help Net Security.

Five Cyber Security Predictions for 2019

In businesses around the world, 2018 showed us that cyber security vulnerabilities continue to grow and evolve. The business impact and complexity of managing cyber security is increasing dramatically, as is the need to justify cyber security investments and provide reporting relevant to the business to prove the value of those investments.

Advances in technology like artificial intelligence and machine learning accelerate the pace of new, data-driven solutions, but this can be a dual-edged sword as bad actors can leverage them into more sophisticated attacks on companies that are just trying to stay abreast of current threats.

Read about the cybersecurity predictions for 2019 by Adrian Nish, Head of Threat Intelligence at BAE Systems, on BAE Systems.

Four big questions for cybersecurity in 2019

How will cybersecurity experts remember 2018? In the past year, the Trump administration announced it would take more offensive hacking operations against foreign countries, the Department of Justice announced sweeping indictments against Chinese hackers and the U.S. intelligence community reported that foreign countries continued to interfere in American elections.

So what comes next? Read four overarching questions for the cybersecurity community in 2019 on FifthDomain.

Five Ways 2019 Can Be Very Different for Cybersecurity

Cyber security’s 2018 megatrends and myriad emerging threats have created the perfect storm for a tumultuous 2019.

From never-before-seen attacks on newly engineered biometric markers and the broad embrace of blockchain, to expanded risks posed for “new” critical infrastructure and the transfer of trust, organizations must look to the threat horizon, and accelerate and collaborate to out-innovate and out-maneuver the attackers.

Read about five security predictions to prepare for as we head into 2019, on CDO Trends.

Automated Cyber Attacks Are the Next Big Threat. Ever Hear of ‘Review Bombing’?

If you think hacks are bad now, just wait a few more years– because “the machines” are coming. In the next few years, artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced software processes will enable cyber attacks to reach an unprecedented new scale, wreaking untold damage on companies, critical systems and individuals.

As dramatic as Atlanta’s March 2018 cyber “hijacking” by ransomware was, this was nothing compared to what is coming down the pike once ransomware and other malware can essentially “think” on their own. This is not a theoretical risk, either. It is already happening.

Read more about the risk of automated cyber attacks on Entrepreneur.

The year ahead: More breaches, bolstered regulation and the rise of AI

This time of the year is always exciting for infosec experts, as they get to take a step back, analyze how they did throughout the year, and look ahead at what the coming year will bring. The experts from Help Net Security have decided to take a different approach this time around and focus on three key, and overriding trends they see taking center stage in 2019.

2018 brought with it the proliferation of both data and application security events and, as they predicted, data breaches grew in size and frequency and cloud security took center stage globally.

Read more about the infosec predictions for 2019 on Help Net Security.

Will sophisticated attacks dominate in 2019?

Trend Micro released its 2019 predictions report, warning that attackers will increase the effectiveness of proven attack methods by adding more sophisticated elements to take advantage of the changing technology landscape.

As we head into 2019, organizations must understand the security implications of greater cloud adoption, converging IT and OT, and increasing remote working,” said Greg Young, vice president of cybersecurity for Trend Micro. “Cybercriminals will continue to follow a winning formula – exploiting existing flaws, social engineering and stolen credentials – to drive profits.”

Read more about the predictions in the report on Help Net Security.

Cybercrime and malware, 2019 predictions

It has now become a tradition among cyber-security firms to issue a series of predictions for the upcoming year. While some companies have their malware analysts or their CEOs put out small lists of predictions, others go completely overboard with podcasts and 100-page reports that are just a few pages short of a full book.

ZDNet’s Zero Day security blog has taken a look over most of these reports, has even reached out to some selected researchers, and has compiled a list of predictions most likely to happen next year.

Read the full “meta-list” of cybercrime predictions on ZDNet.