Ransomware attacks to ebb in 2017 – Intel Security | Channelnomics

Ransomware attacks will decrease in volume and effectiveness in the second half of 2017, Intel Security predicts in its new McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions report.

The ransomware prediction is one of 14 threat trends Intel Security offered in the report, which concentrates on security issues it sees affecting the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The dynamics between defenders and attackers need to change in six key areas, according to Vincent Weafer, VP of Intel Security’s McAfee Labs, who listed information asymmetry, making attacks more expensive, improving visibility, better identifying exploitation of legitimacy, improving protection for decentralized data and detecting and protecting in agentless environments.

 “To change the rules of the game between attackers and defenders, we need to neutralize our adversaries’ greatest advantages,” Weafer said. “As a new defensive technique is developed, its effectiveness increases

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