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Top Seven Internet Security Trends

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    Continuing a major trend from 2010, malware is no longer being used just for the thrill of a takeover, or as a means of ripping off credit card numbers. Criminals are purposefully targeting enterprises in order to gain access to proprietary organizational assets. For instance, researchers found the “Duqu” Remote Access Trojan was built as a weapon for espionage and targeted attacks against certificate authorities (CAs). By gaining access to these CAs, cyber criminals then have the key to access vital data from enterprises through its infrastructure. Industries previously thought to be insulated from cyber threats, like CAs, have clearly been caught in the criminal crosshairs.

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Top Seven Internet Security Trends

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    Continuing a major trend from 2010, malware is no longer being used just for the thrill of a takeover, or as a means of ripping off credit card numbers. Criminals are purposefully targeting enterprises in order to gain access to proprietary organizational assets. For instance, researchers found the “Duqu” Remote Access Trojan was built as a weapon for espionage and targeted attacks against certificate authorities (CAs). By gaining access to these CAs, cyber criminals then have the key to access vital data from enterprises through its infrastructure. Industries previously thought to be insulated from cyber threats, like CAs, have clearly been caught in the criminal crosshairs.

IID (Internet Identity®), a provider of technology and services that help organizations secure their Internet presence, recently released its list of the top security trends from 2011. Some specific trends that IID saw emerge over the past year include the extended enterprise coming under assault, the emergence of dangerous mobile applications, and cyber criminals increasingly harnessing the power of social media. This slideshow highlights IID's list of the top Internet security incidents and trends from 2011 (in no particular order).

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