How Enterprises Can Avoid Top Cyberthreats in 2014



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There were a number of damaging cyberattacks against enterprises in 2013, and enhanced cyberthreats will continue in 2014. We present recommendations so enterprises can avoid disasters.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • Because fraudsters are using new tactics, enterprises are finding it more difficult to detect criminal activity
    • People continue to be the weakest link in the security chain, so the criminal social engineering of victims will increase in levels of deviousness and frequency in 2014
    • Enterprises' security controls and monitoring systems don't filter out and prioritize the most egregious and dangerous events, so insider threats will continue to evade them
    • As enterprises tighten online controls, fraudsters are turning more toward telephony channels to perpetrate attacks
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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