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10 top data security threats & how to beat them
Today, nearly every device can be hacked, and routinely are. The number of attacks is also rising dramatically, and cyberthreats are becoming increasingly professional and tailored. The question is no longer if an organization will be attacked, but when, and how quickly and completely can an organization recover. With more than 350,000 threats detected per day, Information Management spoke with Andrey Pozhogin, a cybersecurity expert at Kaspersky Lab North America, about 10 top IT security trends organizations should watch for now.
Uptick in Targeted Attacks
“Targeted attacks are not going away, causing significant reputational and financial damage to companies who fall victim to such attacks,” Pozhogin says. “Specifically, wiper attacks are on the rise under the guide of ransomware, a favored new method used by cybercriminals. Wiper malware is capable of destroying data on victims’ computers and can also sweep away traces of a threat actor’s presence on the network, further complicating expert analysis of the attack. The best ways to protect against targeted attacks is to be proactive about looking for gaps in your defense system rather than waiting for threat actors to expose them.”