Gartner Research

Arming Financial and E-Commerce Services Against Top 2013 Cyberthreats

Published: 29 January 2013

ID: G00237376

Analyst(s): Avivah Litan

Summary

In 2013, e-commerce and financial services companies will be hit by increasingly sophisticated attackers and attacks, such as high-bandwidth DDoS attacks and devious criminal social-engineering ploys. We provide best practices so targeted firms can arm themselves and avoid costly damage.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • High-bandwidth DDoS attacks are becoming the new norm and will continue wreaking havoc on unprepared enterprises in 2013
  • Hackers use DDoS attacks to distract security staff so that they can steal sensitive information or money from accounts
  • People continue to be the weakest link in the security chain, as criminal social-engineering ploys reach new levels of deviousness in 2013
  • In 2013, organized gangs will perpetrate at least half of the cybercrimes against financial services, gaming and other e-commerce companies, as offshore gangs thrive and foreign governments look the other way

Recommended Reading

©2019 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.