The Only 2013 Cybersecurity Predictions List You Need to Read
CIO.com blogger Constantine von Hoffman compiled and condensed all the painfully-obvious and self-serving 2013 cybersecurity-threat-prediction lists on the Web into a single tasty nugget.
By Constantine von Hoffman, CIO
Please, allow me to save you some time reading all of those Top 10 Cybersecurity Threats of 2013 lists from journalists, bloggers, analysts, vendors and other crackpots. Nearly all of them will include the 10 following threats, in varying orders:
The Cloud – Lots of vulnerabilities out there.
BYOD/Mobile malware – It’s a problem dealing with all these devices.
Opportunistic Attacks/Social Engineering – Someone is going to try to get malware on your systems using targeted attacks.
DDoS Attacks – You might be the target.
Big Data – Again, lots of vulnerabilities.
Cyber Espionage – Governments are behind much of this.
Advanced Persistent Threats – Really sophisticated programs are being created.
Mac Malware – Apple computers are targets too.
Java is bad – Who knew?
Hacktivism – It is a threat.
I trust your mind is now reeling as you consider these “new” threats.