Thursday, January 30, 2014

McAfee Labs 2014 Threats Predictions Report: Cybercriminals Will Exploit Mobile Devices, the Cloud, and PCs

This doesn't sound like news, just more of the same. New technologies that enable business—-like the cloud and mobile devices-—are also attracting the attention of cybercriminals. In 2014, hackers are expected to exploit new attack surfaces and expand and refine their stealthy attack maneuvers. Think ahead and prepare your defenses now so that you can effectively safeguard your organization in the new year.

Here's McAfee's view of what's expected in 2014:
  • The BYOD trend is fueling attacks on mobile devices that will target enterprise infrastructures.
  • Cybercrime exploits will become more difficult to detect than ever before.
  • Nearly all major social media platforms will be subject to theft of user authentication credentials for the purpose of extracting user identity data.
For a copy of the report, McAfee's site.