As 2013 comes to a close, Zscaler have witnessed a number of significant cyber security stories, issues and trends pushed to the forefront of mainstream media, including attacks on the very mainstream media itself. Reports of well-organized Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) abound from abroad, underscored by dozens of botnets constantly mutating into new permutations to evade detection. It has become evident that signature-based anti-virus is not enough to provide proactive protection against these advanced threats. Fundamentally, the way we conduct business continues to radically change; between work PCs, personal PCs, smartphones and tablets, each employee is accessing corporate assets from as many as four distinct devices. Coupled with the rise of cloud applications, the enterprise network has become increasingly complex and heterogeneous, making it very difficult to maintain visibility and control of corporate assets.
In 2014, Zscaler sees these two major trends – the evolution of advanced threats and the complexity of cloud and mobile environments – increasingly intersect. In particular, they have highlighted five areas that information security practitioners should be considering as they plan for the New Year.
– What’s in a Name? The Importance of DNS
– The Tangled Web: SSL Encryption
– BYOD Represents the Weakest Link
– MPLS Goes Hybrid Cloud: Network-Delivered Security
– Attacks on the Internet of Things
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