Gartner Research

How to Respond to the 2018 Threat Landscape

Published: 28 November 2017

ID: G00335145

Analyst(s): Greg Young

Summary

Counting attacks is fruitless. Taking action based on trends and vulnerabilities is the best step. As the monetization of exploits and security grows, patching, detection and vulnerability management are ideal ways for security and risk management leaders to face a ransomware-dominated landscape.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Several Evolving Tactics in Cyberintrusion and Increased Evasion, Leave Security Leaders Disadvantaged in Ever-Shifting Threat Landscapes
  • The Protection Gap Is Getting Wider With the Monetary Yields of Ransomware, the Spread of Encryption and Increased State-Sponsored Activity
  • Business Trends and Accelerating Technology Adoption Have Left Security Managers Struggling to Perceive How New Business Ventures and Policies Create Requirements for New Safeguards

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