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|Fortinet Predicts Tipping Point For Cybersecurity as Threats Become More Intelligent, Autonomous, and Difficult to Detect Than Ever Before in 2017|
|Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 07:01:45 PM|
Evolution of Threat Landscape Creates Urgency for Increased Security Accountability at Multiple Levels to Avoid Impact to Global Digital Economy
SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 21, 2016
Derek Manky, global security strategist, Fortinet “The expanding attack surface enabled by technology innovations such as cloud computing and IoT devices, a global shortage of cybersecurity talent, and regulatory pressures continue to be significant drivers of cyber threats. The pace of these changes is unprecedented, resulting in a critical tipping point as the impact of cyber attacks are felt well beyond their intended victims in personal, political, and business consequences. Going forward, the need for accountability at multiple levels is urgent and real affecting vendors, governments, and consumers alike. Without swift action, there is a real risk of disrupting the progress of the global digital economy."
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today unveiled six predictions from the FortiGuard Labs threat research team about the threat landscape for 2017. These predictions reveal the methods and strategies that Fortinet researchers anticipate cyber criminals will employ in the near future and demonstrate the potential impact of cyber attacks to the global digital economy. For a detailed view of the 2017 predictions visit our blog. Highlights of the predictions follow:
Threat Predictions Trends and Take-Aways
The Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud continue to play heavily in the predictions but a few trends have become apparent. The digital footprint of both businesses and individuals has expanded dramatically, increasing the potential attack surface. Additionally, everything has become a target and anything can be a weapon. Threats are becoming more intelligent, operate autonomously, and are increasingly difficult to detect. Lastly, old threats keep returning, but enhanced with new technologies that push the boundaries of detection and forensic investigation.