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#1 : Cybersecurity – 2018 predictions
It’s that time of the year when many are wondering about the path that cybersecurity will take in 2018. What should we expect? According to this article, hackers will intend to take advantage of artificial intelligence and automation to extort commercial services, set up hacked IoT swarms and target critical infrastructures. Find out 18 predictions (+5 years trends) in this article.
Intel has confirmed this week the existence of many critical flaws in its Management Engine (ME), Server Platform Services (SPS) and Trusted Execution Engine (TXE). These flaws could allow an attacker to impersonate the ME, SPS or TXE mechanisms, thereby invalidating local security features and crash affected systems. Intel immediately deployed a control tool for system administrators, so they could check out for vulnerabilities.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said two hackers broke into the company in late 2016 and stole personal data, including phone numbers, email addresses, and names, of 57 million Uber users. Among those, the hackers stole 600,000 driver’s license numbers of drivers for the company. At the time of the breach, Uber paid hackers $100,000 to destroy the data and did not tell regulators or users that their information was stolen. Criminals are now taking advantage of Uber’s lack of communication after his cyberattack to send fake password renewal emails, and thus scam gullible customers.
The NCSC (Saudi National Cybersecurity Center) just released that Saudi Arabia is once again targeted by an “advanced” computer attack which infiltrates computers by phishing. The country is frequently targeted. Indeed, the Shamoon virus, which appeared in 2012, hacked the energy sector, which is vital for the country.
Russian-speaking countries pose ‘number-one cyber threat to UK’, officials warn. Billions of pounds have been lost so far in the UK. This week, Theresa May accused Russia of “threatening the international order” with alleged interference in foreign elections, fake news and cyber-attacks.
IoT ecosystems in companies IS is now a reality. Regarding traditional IS, the Internet of Things brings new risk factors. Cybersecurity is therefore one of the major challenges of any IoT project and must be the confidence pillar in this new digital transformation phase. Read more about the white paper published by Wavestone that gives keys to help industrialists face the industrial IoT challenges.