By all indications 2011 will be known as a historic year in information security as threats added a whole new category of motive to attack profiles. This new “Hacktivism “category will go down in the record books as one of the most active periods of cyber attacks in the history of information security. Moreover, given the current efficacy of these ideological-based multi-vulnerability attacks such as WikiLeaks revenge attacks (December 2010) and Sony DDoS & MySQL attacks (May / June 2011), etc, we believe this will only serve to encourage even more actors to enter the picture and spawn a vicious cycle of future malicious activity.
No one can say for certain how all of this will play out, however given the increased frequency, directed attacks, and effectiveness of the techniques, we can safely assume the following are the key activities heading into 2012:read more
I just came back from a tour in Europe, meeting with both customers and journalists. It was a very interesting trip, dedicated to the launch of the Radware Attack Mitigation System.
What really stood out to me were all the interesting discussions around the changes in the threat landscape. This year has been a very intense year as far as successful attack campaigns go. Some high-profile ones included The Playstation Network data breach, RSA breach and the Epsilon data breach, just to name a few. But in all these discussions, it was clear that what customers really want is a way to effectively secure their companies against similar threats and to have someone to turn to when an attack occurs.read more