Cybersecurity Trends for 2014 – Trend 6 – Big Data Becomes Huge Data with Things like SSL Visibility

Image from cxotoday.com. Cross-posted to the Blue Coat security blog. Apologies for the delay in getting this last post in the series out, but I recently got married! We’ve looked at five precious trends for this year and what they’ll mean in the Cybersecurity landscape: botclouds not botnets: the idea that physical machines are becoming […]

Read More Cybersecurity Trends for 2014 – Trend 6 – Big Data Becomes Huge Data with Things like SSL Visibility

Cybersecurity Trends for 2014 – Trend 5 – 3rd Party Security Requirements Increase

Image from ctvnews.ca. Cross-posted to the Blue Coat security blog. In the previous post, I discussed how the Deep Web was starting to surface. One of the things that shows that this will occur was the Target breach. The malware found in the Point-of-Sale (PoS) systems in the Target breach was using Tor to transmit […]

Read More Cybersecurity Trends for 2014 – Trend 5 – 3rd Party Security Requirements Increase

Cybersecurity Trends for 2014 – Trend 2 – Cryptocurrency Surprise

Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Bitcoin (here slashed for emphasis). Cross-posted to the Blue Coat security blog. There’s a lot of press about Bitcoin, which is an electronic currency that has been around since 2009, but really only in the attention of most people since 2011. Created by “mining”, or solving difficult math problems, each ‘coin’ is […]

Read More Cybersecurity Trends for 2014 – Trend 2 – Cryptocurrency Surprise

Android Platform Getting More and More Risky @falkvinge @gappsupdates @airbnb @mxdataapps #nsa #gchq #angrybirds #permissions #snowden #gnu #copyleft

It’s no longer news that the NSA and GCHQ are using ‘leaky apps’ such as Angry Birds to gain access to people’s data on their mobiles. That I can write that with conviction and that it is considered the ‘new normal’ is disturbing enough in itself. Additionally, there are more and more malware attacks on […]

Read More Android Platform Getting More and More Risky @falkvinge @gappsupdates @airbnb @mxdataapps #nsa #gchq #angrybirds #permissions #snowden #gnu #copyleft

Cybersecurity Trends for 2014 – Trend 1 – Botclouds not Botnets #security #infosec

Picture from stackbots.com. Cross-posted to the Blue Coat security blog. I’d been attempting to figure out how in the future it will be that botnets will continue to be relevant.  It occurred to me that with cloud infrastructure, that malware authors have the perfect opportunity to create or destroy as many machines as they want […]

Read More Cybersecurity Trends for 2014 – Trend 1 – Botclouds not Botnets #security #infosec

Trends in #CyberSecurity for 2014 #bitcoin #litecoin #botcloud #deepweb #malware #bigdata

Picture from Northeastern.edu. I gave a talk at the Info Crime Summit in London yesterday, and identified what I think will be six trends in cybersecurity. I won’t provide the details here – I plan to outline those on my company’s blog – but I will provide a link to those posts on twitter. (You […]

Read More Trends in #CyberSecurity for 2014 #bitcoin #litecoin #botcloud #deepweb #malware #bigdata