Each year, enterprises around the globe dedicate increasing levels of time, budget and labour in identifying, preventing and mitigating online threats. The cat-and-mouse game of cybersecurity means that new trends emerge almost daily, requiring at-risk organisations in all industries to stay ahead of these new and evolving risks to revenue and reputation.
Throughout 2015, Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services observed the rise of ransomware-as-a-service, an increase in the operational security of hacktivist operations and notable trends in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against a widening field of victims across all industries. Critical vulnerabilities in prominent software applications have increased in potential for exploitation and level of impact in 2015, likely setting the stage for a new wave of breaches to make headlines in 2016.
This report will provide an overview of the key cybersecurity trends Verisign noted in 2015 and those expected to proliferate in 2016. It features conclusions drawn from Verisign Security Services research and analysis covering cybercrime, hacktivism and vulnerabilities.
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