By Thom VanHorn, Sr. Director of Marketing at CounterTack -
The Super Bowl is only 5 days away. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are going for their record sixth victory in the big game. If you’re not from New England, you’re probably rooting against the Patriots. But if you are from New England…like I am, you’re no doubt hoping for them to cement their reputations as the greatest coach and quarterback of all time 😊
No matter who you are supporting, there is one group that we can all agree to root against – the hackers and criminals who use major events to perpetrate cyber-attacks. Like most major events, the Super Bowl has historically resulted in an increase in attempts to defraud the public. Phishing schemes increase, rogue Web sites appear, and hackers feast. So as sports fans who will be visiting Super Bowl related Web sites – or maybe event journeying to Minneapolis, now is a good time to revisit common threats and take proactive action to minimize their risks.
Let’s look at 3 common cyber threats that typically accompany events like the Super Bowl.
Mike Davis, CTO of CounterTack – As 2018 rapidly approaches, there is one thing we know for certain – cybersecurity will continue to dominate business, technology and mainstream media. The words “ransomware” “phishing” and “crypto miner” will be included in everyday conversations regardless of age, career or nationality. No longer are these terms confined to those in IT. The following are my top three cybersecurity predictions for 2018.
Topics: Predictions, malware, cybersecurity, endpoint security, CounterTack, EDR, endpoint detection and response, Email Phishing, Ransomware, MSSP, IoT, advanced attacks, crypto miner, MDR, internet of things, crypto currency, bitcoin, fileless, zero day
Over the past 18 months we’ve watched the Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) market evolve and take shape as organizations both small and large and across industry are recognizing the need to protect the endpoint. A clear focus for technology market-wide, has been on trying to solve customer challenges by detecting threats faster and with more efficacy, integrating endpoint intelligence into other platforms, improving SOC workflow and preventing commodity malware in favor of focusing more on advanced threats.
As global cyber security attacks intensify and attackers continue to grow in sophistication, the industry faces increasing challenges in the years ahead. Following are some of my predictions on what we can expect to see in the cyber security protection landscape in 2017—both in terms of industry trends and rising threats: