The latest IT threats and trends, as well as strategies to manage them were the focus of the Trend Micro sponsored Evolve Security Conference 2013 held in Sydney on 14 May.
Malware delivery is moving on from email spam to direct messages on Twitter and on Facebook, for example, by clicking a ‘dislike’ button.
USB sticks, emails from old friends and cleaners finding switched on computers continue to provide opportunities for targeted attacks
Network security threats are growing in mobile devices. In particular, open source Android mobile operating systems are an apparent mecca for malware threats due to fragmentation from custom use by telecom vendors and fewer rigors applied to updates and patches.
Targeted attacks started to gain prominence in 2010, attacking mobile operating systems; the average time from initial breach to detection was 210 days in 2012, 35 days longer than the previous years.
Every day around 180,000 new malware codes appear, requiring security companies to add around 90,000 (pattern recognition) signatures daily.
It’s hard not to be paranoid but there is away forward:
Thanks to Sanjay Mehta MD and VP Trend Micro ANZ, Andrew Milroy VP ICT Research at Frost and Sullivan, Raimund Genes, CTO Trend Micro Global, JD Sherry VP Public Sector Trend Micro, and Andrew Dell, Head of Security – all of these notes are the result of the speaker’s experience and insight.