2017 was a year dominated by news of data breaches and new cyber security threats, from major hacks affecting companies like Equifax and Verizon to ransomware attacks such as the global WannaCry incident.
It stands to reason then that we will see more of the same in 2018, with corporations, governments, public bodies and even political campaigns all likely targets.
So, what exactly will 2018 have in store? McAfee Inc.’s recent threats predictions report identified five key cyber security trends to watch in 2018:
- An adversarial machine learning “arms race” between attackers and defenders
- Ransomware to evolve from traditional PC extortion to IoT, high net-worth users, and corporate disruption
- Serverless Apps to create attack opportunities targeting privileges, app dependencies, and data transfers
- Connected home devices to surrender consumer privacy to corporate marketers
- Consumer apps collection of children’s content to pose long-term reputation risk
“Adversaries will certainly employ machine learning themselves to support their attacks, learning from defensive responses, seeking to disrupt detection models, and exploiting newly discovered vulnerabilities faster than defenders can patch them,” says the McAfee report.
Read the full article posted at CSOonline.com here.