McAfee Labs Previews Five Cybersecurity Trends for 2018

McAfee Inc. has released its McAfee Labs 2018 Threats Predictions Report, which identifies five key trends to watch in 2018.

This year’s report focuses on the evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications of corporations monitoring consumers in their own homes, long-term implications of corporations gathering children’s user-generated content, and the emergence of a machine learning innovation race between defenders and adversaries.

“The evolution of ransomware in 2017 should remind us of how aggressively a threat can reinvent itself as attackers dramatically innovate and adjust to the successful efforts of defenders,” said Steve Grobman, Chief Technology Officer for McAfee, LLC.

“We must recognise that although technologies such as machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence will be cornerstones of tomorrow’s cyber defences, our adversaries are working just as furiously to implement and innovate around them. As is so often the case in cybersecurity, human intelligence amplified by technology will be the winning factor in the ‘arms race’ between attackers and defenders.”

The report reflects the informed opinions of dozens of McAfee through leaders from McAfee Labs, McAfee Advanced Threat Research, and members of McAfee’s office of the CTO. It examines current trends in cybercrime and IT evolution, and anticipates what the future may hold for organisations working to take advantage of new technologies to both advance their business and provide better security protection.

To find out more about the data protection opportunity for businesses, visit McAfee’s GDPR site: https://www.mcafee.com/us/solutions/gdpr.aspx.

For more on how to protect your children from potential user-generated content abuse and other digital threats, please see McAfee’s blogs for guidance on parenting in the digital age.

For more information on the 2018 McAfee Labs predictions, please see the blog post entitled ‘McAfee Labs 2018 Threats Predictions Report’ Previews Five Cybersecurity Trends.

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