Threat Horizon 2018: 9 Big Security Threats

Threat Horizon 2018: 9 Big Security Threats

The Information Security Forum (ISF)* recently launched “Threat Horizon 2018”, which is the latest in a series of annual threat reports. It highlights how the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information may be compromised over a two-year time horizon. The target groups are business executives and board level, and it provides a practical, forward-looking view of the increasing threats in today’s interconnected and increasingly insecure digital world. This enables a strategic approach to managing and mitigating risk.

The 2018 report highlights three themes – each with three threats – that focus on particularly difficult cyber security challenges in a way that is relevant to key organizational stakeholders.

Theme 1: Technology adoption dramatically expands the threat landscape
1. The IoT leaks sensitive information
2. Opaque algorithms compromise integrity
3. Rogue governments use terrorist groups to launch cyber attacks

Theme 2: Ability to protect is progressively compromised
4. Unmet board expectations exposed by a major incident
5. Researchers silenced to hide security vulnerabilities
6. Cyber insurance safety net is pulled away

Theme 3: Governments become increasingly interventionist
7. Disruptive companies provoke governments
8. Regulations fragment the cloud
9. Criminal capabilities expand gaps in international policing

You can read more about this report at ISF’s website. You can also have a look at a good slideshow created by CSO.

*) ISF is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a membership comprising many of the world’s leading organisations. They are dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in information security and risk management.

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