In the wake of rising threats, it is important for everyone to be geared with new cyber challenges that would arise in the New Year. Read More ..
McAfee India’s Jagdish Mahapatra shares his top 10 enterprise security predictions
1. Targeted Attacks: 2012 saw an increased growth in targeted attacks that proved successful in disrupting service and fraudulently obtaining significant amounts of intellectual property. We expect Cyber Criminals will continue to use this method and as a result, in 2013, we are likely to see significantly more targeted attacks and targeted malware. This type of attack is more difficult to protect against. Uniform attacks are still out there but as soon as they are identified and a security fix is released they are no longer effective.One disturbing development in this trend across 2012 was that we started to see more targeted attacks that also destroyed evidence of the attack afterwards and we are likely to see this continue. We have seen attacks where 30,000 hard drives were left non-operational after an attack. Dealing with the clean-up distracts the IT administrators who don’t immediately realize they have been hacked. It also adds to the difficulty in ensuring effective incident response as hackers literally attack any hardware on the way out. Protecting against this will be a major challenge – particularly for enterprise and government.