Symantec: Every year, the digital security space faces new forms of threats as cybercriminals evolve their approach to accessing organizations' data. As we approach 2017, the experts at issues security experts at Symantec Corp., the world's largest cybersecurity company, have turned their attention to the trends we can likely expect to see in 2017, and in the years to come.
Given the ever-changing landscape, it is important to focus on the focus of digital security and how it will move for the coming year.
Symantec: Internet of Things (IoT)
• Cloud growth: 2017 will continue to see a shift towards the modern workplace, as more and more businesses allow their employees to use new technologies such as wearables, virtual reality but also network-connected devices (IoT), while supporting one fast-growing potential, from cloud-based applications and solutions. Businesses should focus their attention beyond safeguarding Endpoint devices and protecting their users and information in all applications and services related to new technologies applied to the work environment.
• Linked cars will become the target of ransom: Given that cars are starting to have interconnect capabilities, it's only a matter of time before we see large-scale hacking in them as well. This could appear in the form of ransoms for these cars, automatic and unauthorized tracking of them and collection information, or other threats associated with them. This whole situation will also lead to the question of who is responsible for this threat: the software vendor or the car manufacturer? A question that will have long-term consequences for the future of the automotive industry.
• IoT devices will get even more into business. Looking beyond the simple vulnerabilities of mobile devices and computers, security departments in computerization of enterprises, should now consider other devices in terms of their security, such as thermostats for example and in general smart devices that are connected and use access to a company's network. We had similar examples of attacks several years ago with print servers. Almost everything in a business that is connected to the internet should be protected.
• Increase of IoT DDoS attacks: The Dyn Attack last October has proven the vast number of IoT devices that are unsafe and extremely vulnerable to attacks.
As more and more IoT devices are installed in the mass market, the risk of security breaches will increase. As soon as unsafe devices are installed on the market, it is almost impossible to correct the problem, with only a solution to reinstall or update updates. As this lack of security will continue in the near future, the number of IoT attacks will increase.
Symantec: Cloud Generation will determine the future of the business
• The business network will expand and become more vague and scattered. With the workforce becoming more "portable" than ever, the need to protect an on-premise network will become increasingly short-sighted. The need for their presence firewalls to defend a single network becomes redundant if it is connected to the cloud. All businesses will start moving towards wireless and cloud-based services, rather than e.gtwovs. expensive and redundant network solutions.
• Money cheaters will attack the Cloud. Given the significant shift to cloud-based storage and services, Cloud becomes a very lucrative target for attacks, since it is not protected by firewall or other traditional security measures. So businesses need to defend their data. Attacks can lead to extortion and compensation of many millions of euros as well as the loss of critical data. The need for protection will become even more critical.
• The artificial intelligence will require sophisticated Big Data capabilities. In 2017, machine learning and artificial intelligence will continue to grow. In fact, research firm Forrester predicts that investment in artificial intelligence will increase by 300% in 2017. With growth comes new, powerful ideas for business as well as increased collaboration between humans and machines. From a security point of view, this extension it will impact organizations in more ways than one – including endpoints and cloud mechanisms. As new forms of machine learning and artificial intelligence continue to enter the market, businesses should invest in solutions that have the capabilities to collect and analyze data from the countless endpoints and attack sensors across organizations, industries and geographies. regions. These solutions will prove crucial as learning mechanisms for how to operate the "front line" of the global battle that changes every day, minute by minute.
• Malicious attacks will be self-funded with theft of money. There is a risky chance that national parliaments could be aligned with organized crime for their own benefit, as we have seen in the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) attacks. This could lead to countries falling in their political, military or economic systems.
• Fileless malware will grow. Οι fileless μολύνσεις – οι οποίες γράφονται απευθείας στη μνήμη RAM ενός υπολογιστή χωρίς τη χρήση οποιουδήποτε αρχείου – είναι δύσκολο να ανιχνευθούν και συχνά ξεφεύγουν από programs πρόληψης εισβολών και antivirus. Αυτό το είδος των επιθέσεων αυξήθηκε καθ' όλο το 2016 και αναμένεται να συνεχίσει να αυξάνεται, αποκτώντας εξέχουσα θέση στη λίστα των απειλών, μέσα στο 2017, πιθανότατα μέσω επιθέσεων PowerShell.
• Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) abuse will lead to increased phishing sites with HTTPS. Η άνοδος στη δημοτικότητα των δωρεάν πιστοποιήσεων SSL σε συνδυασμό με την πρόσφατη πρωτοβουλία της google για την επιsignalMarking HTTP sites as insecure will weaken security standards, leading to spear-phishing or malware candidates due to malicious search engine optimization practices.
• Drones will be used for espionage and attacks. This may happen in 2017, but it is more likely to happen later. By 2025, we can expect to see "drone-jacking", which means that drone signals will be stolen, resulting in their reorientation in favor of the intruder. Considering this possibility, we can also expect to see "anti-drone hacking", ie technology that is being developed to control the GPS devices of drones and other important systems.
It should be mentioned here that Symantec with the latest "forecast" is not so accurate, as drones are already used for espionage and attacks. Regarding drone hacking, we have seen this since 2015.