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Five Things Enterprises Need to Know About Threat Landscape

February 19, 2019 / Wayne Rash

It would be easy to say that 2019 is going to be the year of the state-sponsored hacker, but it would also be easy to say that this year is going to be the year of the cryptojacker. Or I could say that this is the year when cross-site scripting is going to be a major threat. But the reality is that 2019 promises to be all three. The reality is that 2019 is going to be a year of unprecedented risk for cyber-attacks, and to even narrow it down to three types would be a mistake, because attacks are getting significantly more sophisticated, and the attackers are getting better and more numerous. Better because the skills of the state-sponsored cyber warriors are being transferred to cyber-criminals. More numerous because hacking kits are widely available on the internet, and so is the information needed to use them. The true breadth of state-sponsored cyber-attacks is only now beginning to become known. For example, it now appears that the Equifax attack of 2017 was probably carried out by...