Doug Bedell — December 27, 2017, 1:31 pm

Fast-Evolving CyberSecurity Threats for 2018


Taking another look at what may be in store for cybersecurity safety in the new year (it’s fashionable, obviously, at this point in Earth’s travels) Security InfoWatch joins the chorus.

Then it advises us that “the threat is advancing quicker than we can keep up and the threats change faster than our idea of risk.” Cyber threats, as we know, can be a melee of woe.

“‘Cybersecurity researchers are increasingly reporting the use of malicious activity that they suspect is state-sponsored, including ransomware attacks and threats against infrastructure,’ says Anthony J. Ferrante, Senior Managing Director and Head of Cybersecurity for FTI Consulting, who adds that the CrashOverride malware used to cause the 2015 and 2016 power outages in Ukraine is another red flag that demonstrates the types of targets politically motivated malicious actors are pursuing.”

Ferrante warns that “private industry and businesses must be prepared for critical areas such as healthcare and other public safety systems to become targets and take steps to protect themselves.” So be alert in the fray.

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