Gartner Research

How Enterprises Can Avoid Top Cyberthreats in 2014

Published: 18 February 2014

ID: G00260458

Analyst(s): Avivah Litan


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
  • Impacts


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

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