Check Point warns of attacks in 2017, urges caution
Check Point Software Technologies has predicted the emergence of sophisticated and custom-designed malware designed to get past organisations’ defences in the coming year and organisations to take cover.
According to the firm, attackers are now are using bespoke variants of existing malware, which can bypass traditional antivirus and sandboxing tools
For 2017, Check Point Software Technologies said among other things that as attacks on mobile devices continue to grow, it expects to see enterprise breaches that originate on mobile devices becoming a more significant corporate security concern.
The firm also ssaid that in the coming year, it expects to see cyber attacks spreading further into the Industrial IoT.
“For enterprises, we predict that ransomware will become as prevalent as DDoS attacks. Like DDoS attacks, successful ransomware infections can shut down a business’s day-to-day operations, and mitigating them, demands a multi-faceted prevention strategy, including advanced sandboxing and threat extraction” Check Point Software Technologies said.
It urged businesses to consider alternative ways to cope with the people who launch ransomware campaigns.
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