Cisco Talos: Cybersecurity prediction 2019
December 2018 by Cisco Talos
“Simply put, insecure configurations or unpatched vulnerabilities could lead to enterprise networks being brought down and all the reputational damage that comes with that, or as a means of accessing consumers’ banking, address and personal information. Within networks the capabilities exist to sniff out attacks by monitoring behaviour to identify inappropriate connections. For example if a particular device that usually only talks to the webserver suddenly downloads large amounts of information from the customer database, we know something is up. However, routers are often found at the perimeter of networks. Their complex external connections mean that those behavioural patterns may not present themselves as readily.
“To fight back against threats such as these. Everyone must play their part. Manufacturers must ensure that their electronic devices are Secure by Design in order to resist compromise. Network managers must monitor their networks to spot suspicious activity before it can cause harm. And all of us must ensure that our various devices from phones to routers always have the latest updates installed.”