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Cyber Security Trends for 2017

Thursday 16 March 2017


Compiled by KAON SecurITy


Attackers are bypassing conventional security deployments almost at will, breaching systems in a wide group of industries and across all geographies. A recent study of IT security professionals stated that in 2017 they predict a 54% increase in cyber attacks compared to 2016.

Biggest Security Threats:

 1. Ransomware

Attacks will increase and become more automated. Email will continue to be the major source of attack.

2. Password Theft

They steal it, they guess it, they use brute force attack or use a dictionary attack.

3. Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks are often preceded by social engineering phone calls or imposters gaining access to information or areas they should not. Teach your users to not only watch out for phishing emails, but other threat vectors as well.


Denial of service are always combined with ransom demands.

 5. Malware

Common attack vectors are through email and the web. Attacks using Gh0stRAT typically trick users into opening a malicious document.

.6. Malicious and Careless Insiders

Internal threats must be addressed.

 7. Cloud Security

There are three key concerns here - data loss, threats to data privacy, and breaches in confidentiality.


Data leakage or loss, downloading unapproved apps and Malware attacks.


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