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Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018 – Part Two

In the first part of our overall look at 2018 predictions, we determined six of the top 11 trends that were predicted for this year. In this second installment we will look at the remaining five overall topics that are expected to shake cybersecurity in 2018.

IoT Legislation
The Internet of Things (IoT) may be the most affected sector by the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, but it’s the legislation that many determine will be the biggest game changer. Gary Hayslip, chief information security officer of Webroot, said: “Legislation will require IoT manufacturers to be responsible for producing products without known defects.”

It is also predicted that the power of IoT will be felt by businesses in a repeat of the Mirai botnet activity. Paul Barnes, senior director product strategy at Webroot, predicted a mass IoT breach spanning consumers and businesses, but this time with little ability to remediate

Read more at: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news-features/cybersecurity-predictions-2018-two/

Our top 7 cyber security predictions for 2018

Given what’s happened in 2017 — the Equifax breach, state-sponsored attacks, Russian manipulation of social media, Wannacry, and more phishing scams than we can count — you might not be looking forward to 2018. Breaches will be bigger, hackers will be smarter, and security teams and budgets won’t seem to keep pace.

There is reason to be optimistic, though. Yes, some things will get worse before they get better, but we expect real progress in a few areas. Here’s what we think will happen next year.

 

1. Many, if not most, U.S. companies will not meet GDPR compliance by deadline

Surveys show that U.S. companies subject to the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are far behind where they need to be to make the May 25 compliance deadline. For some, it might not matter.

Regulators will not audit for GDPR compliance, so companies are vulnerable to fines

Read more at: https://www.networksasia.net/article/our-top-7-cyber-security-predictions-2018.1515331938

Top cyber security predictions for 2018

A new year always brings predictions. When it comes to cyber security, the over-arching prediction from experts is that threats will only get more complex. That means the security team will have to be even sharper than they were in 2017.

Here’s a roundup of what a number of cyber security solution providers see for the next 12 months:

Artificial Intelligence will change cyber security

“Machine learning has the potential to allow companies to model normal behavior much more accurately and effectively than a human could,” says Theo Van Wyk, chief security architect, of Toronto-based Scalar Decisions. “This can then form the base model from which anomalous behavior can be identified.”

In addition to identifying intentional malicious activity, he explained, it can also identify user behavior that is unknowingly creating a security risk even though the user does not have any malicious intent. This information can be used to coach and

Read more at: https://www.itworldcanada.com/article/top-cyber-security-predictions-for-2018/400273

Top cyber security predictions for 2018 | IT World Canada News

A new year always brings predictions. When it comes to cyber security, the over-arching prediction from experts is that threats will only get more complex. That means the security team will have to be even sharper than they were in 2017.

Here’s a roundup of what a number of cyber security solution providers see for the next 12 months:

Artificial Intelligence will change cyber security

“Machine learning has the potential to allow companies to model normal behavior much more accurately and effectively than a human could,” says Theo Van Wyk, chief security architect, of Toronto-based Scalar Decisions. “This can then form the base model from which anomalous behavior can be identified.”

In addition to identifying intentional malicious activity, he explained, it can also identify user behavior that is unknowingly creating a security risk even though the user does not have any malicious intent. This information can be used to coach and

Read more at: https://www.itworldcanada.com/article/top-cyber-security-predictions-for-2018/400273

2018 cybersecurity trends and predictions

The New Year is almost upon us and with it new development in cyber security. 2017 was “exciting” year for many of us in the industry and the trend will continue into 2018. Here are some predictions of developments I see in the New Year:

AI-powered attacks

With abundance of free and commercial statistical AI implementations, it’s just a matter of time before bad guys jumped on an AI trend. State actors have been using it for a while, passing the technology to closely associated proxies and should be the year for a wider cyber-criminal adoption of AI. Some of possibilities for AI-related attacks include:

2018 cybersecurity trends and predictions | CSO Online

The New Year is almost upon us and with it new development in cyber security. 2017 was “exciting” year for many of us in the industry and the trend will continue into 2018. Here are some predictions of developments I see in the New Year:

AI-powered attacks

With abundance of free and commercial statistical AI implementations, it’s just a matter of time before bad guys jumped on an AI trend. State actors have been using it for a while, passing the technology to closely associated proxies and should be the year for a wider cyber-criminal adoption of AI. Some of possibilities for AI-related attacks include:

Our top 7 cyber security predictions for 2018

Given what’s happened in 2017 — the Equifax breach, state-sponsored attacks, Russian manipulation of social media, Wannacry, and more phishing scams than we can count — you might not be looking forward to 2018. Breaches will be bigger, hackers will be smarter, and security teams and budgets won’t seem to keep pace.

There is reason to be optimistic, though. Yes, some things will get worse before they get better, but we expect real progress in a few areas. Here’s what we think will happen next year.

1. Many, if not most, U.S. companies will not meet GDPR compliance by deadline

Surveys show that U.S. companies subject to the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are far

Read more at: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3242866/security/our-top-7-cyber-security-predictions-for-2018.html

7 cyber security predictions for 2018 | CSO Online

Given what’s happened in 2017 — the Equifax breach, state-sponsored attacks, Russian manipulation of social media, Wannacry, and more phishing scams than we can count — you might not be looking forward to 2018. Breaches will be bigger, hackers will be smarter, and security teams and budgets won’t seem to keep pace.

There is reason to be optimistic, though. Yes, some things will get worse before they get better, but we expect real progress in a few areas. Here’s what we think will happen next year.

1. Many, if not most, U.S. companies will not meet GDPR compliance by deadline

Surveys show that U.S. companies subject to the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are far

Read more at: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3242866/security/our-top-7-cyber-security-predictions-for-2018.html

2018 Predictions – From Cryptocurrency Mining To ‘Fileless’ Attacks

Wide spread cryptocurrency mining

Cryptocurrency mining will become one of the major monetisation avenues for attackers as more and more attacks and malware include mining functionality to generate revenue. In particular a focus will be on in-browser mining that will be the result of website attacks. A simple few lines of Javascript can cause visiting browsers to ‘mine’ cryptocurrency while on the affected sites. This is occurring now, but isn’t as widespread as it likely will be next year.

An increase in DDoS attacks

The return of mega DDoS attacks via IoT powered botnets is likely in 2018. These have been pretty silent compared to last year’s attack against Dyn that took down many commonly used services but could come back in a more nefarious way. The next wave could potentially affect large swathes of Internet services either by design or as collateral damage from another entity being hit due to the

Read more at: https://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/articles/2018-predictions-cryptocurrency-mining-fileless-attacks/

Symantec’s 2018 security predictions

  • Cyber-criminals will focus on compromising coin-exchanges and users’ coin-wallets
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning will be used to conduct attacks

 

 

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

In 2018, Symantec expects the trend to become more pronounced as these attackers will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch even more potent attacks. 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 cyber-security landscape in 2018 is sure to surprise us in ways that we never imagined. As 2017 draws to a

Read more at: https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/digital-economy/symantecs-2018-security-predictions