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Five Cyber-Security Threats Enterprises Will Confront in 2018

There’s no question that 2017 has been a bad year for security managers. Not only have exploits gotten worse, but data breaches have become bigger and more costly and malware creators have added powerful new capabilities to their arsenals. That trend will continue.

On the other hand, attackers are changing their tactics so some of the malware that you have become used to dealing with in 2017 has declined in favor of some other types that will be worse. What won’t change is a persistent trend of organizations and their employees to fail to take even the most basic steps to protect themselves and their data. Here are five things you can expect:

  1. Ransomware attacks will get worse. Cyber-criminals have already discovered that holding someone’s data for ransom is a reliable means of extorting money in small amounts. However, they’ve also discovered that they can hold organizations’ data for ransom for a

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Symantec’s 2018 cyber security predictions for enterprises

Tarun Kaura, Director - Product Management, APJ, Symantec
Tarun Kaura, Director – Product Management, APJ, Symantec

Bangalore: This past year, cyber criminals caused major service disruptions around the world, using their increasing technical proficiency to break through cyber defenses.

In 2018, we expect the trend to become more pronounced as these attackers will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch even more potent attacks, says Tarun Kaura, Director – Product Management, APJ, Symantec.

Gear up for a busy year ahead. Incidents like the WannaCry attack, which impacted more than 200,000 computers worldwide in May, are just the warmup to a new year of more virulent malware and DDoS attacks. Meanwhile, cyber criminals are poised to step up their attacks on the millions of devices now connected to the Internet of Things both in offices and homes.

The cybersecurity landscape in 2018

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Enterprises soon to end reliance on humans to fight cyber crime

Enterprises soon to end reliance on humans to fight cyber crimeBengaluru: With a 752 per cent spike in ransomware attacks in 2016 and increasing reliance on machine learning to fight cyber threats, three quarters of businesses (76 per cent) will lessen the need to rely on human judgement to fight cybercrime, a new reserach found on Tuesday.

According to the security software and solutions firm Trend Micro Incorporated, these businesses foresee advanced security techniques as an end of the need to rely on humans to capture subtle differences between threat anomalies in the future.

“This displacement will reduce the strain on IT resources, leaving time for other strategic activities. Nearly 45 per cent expecting this change to occur within the next five years,” the company said.

According to Leah MacMillan, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Trend Micro, following the explosion of ransomware and

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Enterprises soon to end reliance on humans to fight cyber crime

With a 752 percent spike in ransomware attacks in 2016 and increasing reliance on machine learning to fight cyber threats, three-quarters of businesses (76 percent) will lessen the need to rely on human judgment to fight cyber crime, a new research found on Tuesday.
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According to the security software and solutions firm Trend Micro Incorporated, these businesses foresee advanced security techniques as an end of the need to rely on humans to capture subtle differences between threat anomalies in the future.

“This displacement will reduce the strain on IT resources, leaving time for other strategic activities. Nearly 45 percent expecting this change to occur within the next five years,” the company said.



According to Leah MacMillan, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Trend Micro, following the explosion of ransomware and other damaging cyber-attacks, organisations now face

Read more at: https://yourstory.com/2017/06/cyber-crime/

Cyber News for Non-Technical Owners of Small, Midsize and Emerging Enterprises

As a small to mid-size company, you most likely do business with a handful of larger firms, which is one of the reasons you are an attractive target to cyber criminals. You are the gateway to their larger targets. SMEs tend to have weaker network security, therefore cyber-criminal enterprises (CCEs) work to pierce your network, obtain information about your clients, and move up the chain to larger firms. This is exactly how the famous breach of Target™ was conducted. The criminals infiltrated the system of an HVAC sub-contractor and obtained Target’s vital system credentials. With these stolen passwords, the actual hack was relatively easy. Note, hackers are persistent and it’s a numbers game. They make numerous attempts to achieve a hack.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cyber-news-for-non-technical-owners-of-small-midsize_us_58fe511ee4b0f420ad99cabd

Enterprises Are Sharing More Data Securely in the Cloud

A new report by Symantec on the state of enterprise cloud security shows that employees are sharing more data more securely through the cloud than ever before. On the other hand, the number of unsanctioned applications running on network cloud infrastructures, known as “shadow IT,” has also continued to rise.

The findings were published in Symantec’s 2H 2016 Shadow Data Report, which covers the second half of 2016. The report is based on anonymized meta data analysis of over 20,000 cloud apps, 175 million cloud documents, and 1.3 billion emails, according to Symantec.

More Data Sharing, But More Security, Too

On the whole, things seem to be looking up for enterprise cloud security. While companies are increasing their uses of cloud applications and file sharing, they are also doing so more responsibly. “Research shows a significant reduction

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Enterprises Are Sharing More Data Securely in the Cloud …

A new report by Symantec on the state of enterprise cloud security shows that employees are sharing more data more securely through the cloud than ever before. On the other hand, the number of unsanctioned applications running on network cloud infrastructures, known as “shadow IT,” has also continued to rise.

The findings were published in Symantec’s 2H 2016 Shadow Data Report, which covers the second half of 2016. The report is based on anonymized meta data analysis of over 20,000 cloud apps, 175 million cloud documents, and 1.3 billion emails, according to Symantec.

More Data Sharing, But More Security, Too

On the whole, things seem to be looking up for enterprise cloud security. While companies are increasing their uses of cloud applications and file sharing, they are also doing so more responsibly. “Research shows a significant reduction

Read more at: http://www.newsfactor.com/news/Biz-Sharing-More-Data-Safely-in-Cloud/story.xhtml?story_id=103003JXOSY5

As Enterprises Get Smart, Hackers Get Smarter: Study

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While most other reports over the last 12-14 months highlighted on the rising incidences of cyber crime, a recent report by SonicWall seem to be taking a more balanced approach. It said that cyber threats take a dip in the last year, as unlike in years past, the volume of unique malware samples collected fall to 60 million compared with 64 million in 2015, a 6.25 percent decrease. In that case, one may ask the question, is there much to worry? And the answer to this research would be: ‘A lot’. That’s because, SonicWall researchers suggest, 2016 could be considered a highly successful year from the perspective of both security professionals and cyber criminals, as both are trying to outsmart one another.

The findings of Annual Threat Report, which highlights the most notable advancements made by security professionals and cyber criminals in the last

Read more at: http://www.cxotoday.com/story/both-security-professionals-and-cyber-criminals-has-made-advances-study/

As Enterprises Get Smart, Hackers Get Smarter: Study – CXOtoday …

cyber threat

While most other reports over the last 12-14 months highlighted on the rising incidences of cyber crime, a recent report by SonicWall seem to be taking a more balanced approach. It said that cyber threats take a dip in the last year, as unlike in years past, the volume of unique malware samples collected fall to 60 million compared with 64 million in 2015, a 6.25 percent decrease. In that case, one may ask the question, is there much to worry? And the answer to this research would be: ‘A lot’. That’s because, SonicWall researchers suggest, 2016 could be considered a highly successful year from the perspective of both security professionals and cyber criminals, as both are trying to outsmart one another.

The findings of Annual Threat Report, which highlights the most notable advancements made by security professionals and cyber criminals in the last

Read more at: http://www.cxotoday.com/story/both-security-professionals-and-cyber-criminals-has-made-advances-study/