With ever increasing connectivity around the globe and the breakneck speed at which the internet is advancing, concerns for internet security have never been higher. While examining the security landscape of 2013, two trends are clear – cloud computing and BYOD programs. As these practices are merely just beginning, the consequential security risks are not far behind. It is vital for companies to establish a holistic security strategy before granting third-parties in the cloud access to data.

Online threats change with each passing day, as new scams and   cyber  attacks evolve alongside digital lifestyles. By identifying the latest online  security  trends, businesses are able to stay one step ahead of  cyber  criminals.

Increase in  Cyber  Conflicts:

 Cyber  conflicts among nations, individuals and businesses are more projected to be more prevalent than ever in 2013. According to Danial Ayoub of Dell Sonic Wall, more advanced toolkits for hackers are expected to provide increased challenges to security providers this year. He refers to the black-hold exploit kits and malware kits available on the black market. These kits are becoming more sophisticated and more available each day, resulting in more zero day exploits.

Ransomware:

Experts predict the comeback of Ransomware exploits in 2013. Historically, this tactic has struggled in the successful collection of ransoms, though with the rise of eCommerce and online payments, there is now more to lose than ever. Individuals must practice excessive caution, and businesses must install safeguards in order to avoid the second coming of Ransomware.

Malware:

The annoying one. It inhibits mobile apps with bombardments of ads, and frustrates web users with endless popups. This trend is expected to worsen with time, which also includes the monetization of popup advertisements. As always, beware.

Monetization of Social Networks:

Already in partial force, the monetization of social networks is particularly apparent within the host of Facebook games. Paying for extra lives in your next Candy Crush Saga game is a prime example of what malware needs in order to target people.

Scams on Mobile and Cloud Devices:

As the mobile industry balloons, and devices rapidly gain traction around the globe, security threats will skyrocket. Cloud-based services are becoming more popular by the minute, and 2013 holds further attacks in store. As mobile-users reach record numbers, we foresee many sleepless nights for mobile security analysts. As such, always make sure you’re aware of the latest trends and advisements.

Conclusion:

As digital security threats continue to grow in 2013 and beyond, online businesses must take serious steps to protect themselves from emerging trends. For most small and medium businesses, security experts and top-of-the-line software is simply not a reality. Therefore, many turn to web management firms like Vordik to ensure web properties are continually updated and secure. Remember – the best defense is always a good offense, so stay sharp and always be wary. For more information, or to chat about your online activity, get in touch with Vordik today.

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With ever increasing connectivity around the globe and the breakneck speed at which the internet is advancing, concerns for internet security have never been higher. While examining the security landscape of 2013, two trends are clear - cloud computing and BYOD programs. As these practices are merely just beginning,...