Year in Review: How Did the Cyberthreat Landscape Change in 2017?

December 21, 2017|Security Features

 

 

The cyberthreat landscape has evolved over time, and 2017 saw an increase in attacks over the 90 million intrusions recorded in 2016. While threats such as ransomware are not new, this year saw a major paradigm shift in which malicious actors aimed to disrupt services as much as they sought monetary gains. Similarly, attacks against critical infrastructure built upon similar incidents from previous years to reach new heights, while incident reporting gaps emerged between businesses located in different geographies.

To wrap up yet another year of headline-grabbing security breaches and disruptive cyber outages, let’s take a look at some of the key trends that emerged in 2017.

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PCI Requirement Changes Coming in 2018

December 19, 2017|Security Features

 

 

The end of 2017 is quickly approaching, and we thought we should remind you of the PCI requirement changes that are coming next year. Some of these deadlines will go into effect at the end of January, so if you are not on top of these you had better get moving.

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2017 Data Breaches - The Worst So Far

December 12, 2017|Security Features

 

 

In 2016, reported data breaches increased by 40%. Yahoo also announced the largest data breach in history last year, affecting more than one billion accounts. What will 2017 hold? We’re hoping for the best, but you may just see 2017 data breaches get even more messy and serious.

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Cybercrime Christmas is Coming

December 05, 2017|Security Features

 

 

This year looks like being a bumper Christmas for cyber-criminals, who are now gearing up for the shopping season as eagerly as the leading retailers, who make over half their annual revenues in this short period.

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