Security 2016: What to Expect in the New Year

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Attribution Becomes Obsolete

Prediction: Attribution becomes obsolete.

In the wake of smash and grab attacks that garner headlines, CounterTack's security team believes that attribution will become obsolete. Regardless of the origin (nation-state, terrorist, malicious actors), cyber attacks will have the same outcome, including stolen IPs, financial information, credentials, and the ability to strike fear in the enterprise. 

Tip: Organizations must focus security efforts on protecting the business rather than investigating threat actor activity for attribution purposes. Organizations should save the investigative resources to attribute attacks as part of a designated post-attack/post-incident/post-breach process only. Further, companies should be looking strategically at how they can more rapidly detect attacks, prevent further infiltration and contain any damage to protect the business. 

As another year comes to an end, security experts are looking back at the trends and most notable breaches in 2015. From Anthem to the Office of Personnel Management to top security vendors falling victim to infiltration, 2015 was a banner year for malware, data breaches and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

Using what they've learned from the past year, cyber security experts are looking at what's ahead for 2016. With the ever-changing threat landscape and cyber criminals always working to stay one step ahead, it's important for organizations and consumers to take proper security measures. In this slideshow, experts from AppRiver, Cyphort and CounterTack look at what trends we can expect to see in the year ahead, as well as tips on how to prepare.


Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

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