Top Security Threats for 2010 - Slide 4

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
Next 3: Exploited Vulnerabilities-4 Next

3: Exploited Vulnerabilities

Some might wonder why exploited vulnerabilities are listed in the malware section, but then also have a section of their own. Well, malware often relies upon exploited vulnerabilities to be installed properly. At the same time, user behavior can do it as well through social engineering techniques. Vulnerability exploit is at the heart of hacking and data breaches. Worms, viruses, malware, and a host of other attack types often rely on vulnerability exploit to infect, spread, and perform the actions cyber criminals want. According to a Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Conficker was the top threat to enterprise computers during the first half of 2009. Worm infections have doubled between the second half of 2008 and the first half of 2009.

We got such a great response to a guest contribution by Perimeter CTO Kevin Prince over at our Network Security Edge site about his views on the top threats for this year that we asked him if we could use the information as the basis of this quick presentation.

You'll get a lot of useful info by clicking through these slides, but we strongly encourage you to check out Prince's full analysis of 2009's trends and his thoughts on the threats, both growing and persistent, facing your network.

 

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

 
More Slideshows

PAM PAM Solutions: Critical to Securing Privileged Access

To protect the company from those insiders who abuse their privileged access and from hackers with stolen credentials, many companies are turning to a privileged access management (PAM) solution. ...  More >>

Fake news How Can We Fix the Fake News Problem?

Is fake news a security issue? Some say yes, as it can be used as a social engineering tool to spread disinformation and conceivably to get unsuspecting users to click on malicious links. ...  More >>

blockchain The World According to Blockchain

Blockchain comes with many costs and is surrounded by confusion. Here, we examine realistic use cases, drawbacks and the potential of blockchain. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.