Cybersecurity Predictions for 2012 (Websense Security Labs)

Cyber security predictions for 2012 an exclusive report by Websense Security Labs released. Since the last year their report was very much accurate. Dan Hubbard, chief technology officer, writes about his company’s predictions of what will occur in Cyber Security in 2012. So this time also Hubbard’s predictions could prove to be very useful guidance for information security professionals trying to mitigate the expected risks involving cybersecurity in 2012.

  • Your social media identity may prove more valuable to cybercriminals than your credit cards.
  • The primary blended attack method used in the most advanced attacks will be to go through your social media “friends,” mobile devices and through the cloud.
  • The number of people who fall victim to believable social engineering scams rise exponentially if the bad guys find a way to use mobile location-based services to design hyperspecific geolocation social engineering attempts.
  • As more traffic moves through encrypted tunnels, many traditional enterprise security defenses are going to be left looking for a threat needle in a haystack, since they cannot effectively inspect the encoded traffic.
  • Containment is the new prevention.
  • Cybercriminals will continue to take advantage of today’s 24-hour, up-to-the minute news cycle.
  • Scareware tactics and the use of rogue anti-virus, which decreased a bit in 2011, will stage a comeback.

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