The cyber threat landscape is constantly changing as cyber criminals’ motivation and opportunity may change. For example, Cryptojacking and Ransomware returns have been flat, leading cyber criminals to pursue alternative avenues. Formjacking is evolving as the new get rich quick scheme and technology changes have led to attackers shifting from traditional devices (PC’s) to mobile devices and the cloud. Further, adversaries now apply a “Living Off the Land” approach, allowing them to use commonly available tools and supply chain weaknesses for stealthier and more ambitious attacks.
As cyber adversaries’ targets change and new technologies end up in their crosshairs, we also need to be aware of new types of evolving risks. For example, Internet of Things devices enable attacks that can have physical and real life consequences. Further, we are facing the great privacy awakening as smartphones are arguably the greatest spying device ever created.
Based on Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report as well as research on specific areas of interest, this session will review the key threat trends of the past year and will show how these trends impact how we think about cybersecurity, our risk priorities, and overall defensive posture.
Axel Wirth, Distinguished Technical Architect, US Healthcare Industry,
Candid Wueest, Principal Threat Researcher, Symantec