The natural trend in the cybersecurity industry is that spending money means you’re more secure; however, this isn’t always the case. While cybersecurity budgets will continue to increase in 2018, they will be increasingly focused on areas that will be most effective.
Recent developments in the cybersecurity sphere read like a dystopian novel. The devices we use for convenience and entertainment in our homes are being taken over for malicious purposes by forces unknown.
Hacktivists have begun deploying much more organized, sophisticated attacks. These are much less likely to be forgotten by customers, as they are aimed at breaching a company’s security and stealing the data most likely to damage the reputation and credibility of the enterprise or, even worse, air customers’ dirty laundry.
News headlines are filled with enough stories about compromised data security, potentially driving executives away from networked and cloud solutions and back to the proverbial days of stuffing cash in a mattress.
McAfee Labs collected 2.47 million new mobile malware samples in 2013, with 744,000 in the last quarter alone.
April 1, 2014
The mobile malware “zoo” totaled 3.73 million samples at the end of the year. According to McAfee Labs Threats Report, Fourth Quarter 2013, malware can arrive on a mobile device through just about every attack vector, such as downloaded apps, malicious website, spam, malicious SMS messages, and malware-bearing advertisements.
“Being satisfied with a program now does not mean you will be satisfied with it tomorrow. The threats, attacks, types of attackers are always changing.”
November 5, 2013
“Leadership isabout making the team better than the sum of its parts. Leaders look for people who will bring out the best from others and make the whole team better. Great leaders are force multipliers,” shares Stephen Scharf, the leader at Experian entrusted with protecting the business’ brand and customer information from ever changing and expanding threats.
This month in Security magazine, we bring you our 2020 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 22 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Industry experts discuss the evolution of ransomware, houses of worship security, cybersecurity standards, security careers in investigations and the unifying power of security. Diane Ritchey, past Editor-in-Chief, says goodbye and thank you to our readers.