Trend Micro's 2014 Cyber Security Predictions: More Mobile Threats and Targeted Attacks Are On The Way

Trend Micro's 2014 Cyber Security Predictions: More Mobile Threats and 
Targeted Attacks Are On The Way 
OTTAWA, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) 
today released its 5(th) annual security predictions report, "Blurring 
Boundaries: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2014 and Beyond." According 
to Trend Micro's chief technology expert and his team, one major data breach 
will occur every month next year. Advanced mobile banking and targeted attacks 
will accelerate. Critical infrastructure threats, as well as emerging security 
challenges are also highlighted. 
"We see the sophistication of threats expanding at a rapid pace, which will 
impact individuals, businesses and governments alike," said Raimund Genes, 
CTO, Trend Micro. "From mobile banking vulnerabilities and targeted attacks, 
to growing privacy concerns and the potential of a major breach each month, 
2014 promises to be a prolific year for cybercrime."  
Prominent predications for 2014 include: 

    --  Malicious and high-risk Android apps will reach 3 million
        before the end of the year
    --  Banking via mobile devices will be compromised by an uptick of
        Man-in-the-Middle attacks, making two-step verification
    --  Cybercriminals will increasingly use targeted-attack-type
        methodologies like open source research and highly customized
        spear phishing
    --  Mobile devices will be increasingly targeted through advanced
        threats including clickjacking and watering hole attacks
    --  Lack of support for popular software such as Java 6 and Windows
        XP will expose millions of PCs to attack
    --  Public trust, compromised by revelations of state-sponsored
        monitoring, will result in a variety of efforts to restore
    --  The Deep Web will continue to vex law enforcement's ability to
        address widespread cybercrime

The report also focuses on the rise of what many technology experts are 
calling the Internet of Everything or IoE, currently thought of as a personal 
technology game changer. With augmented reality delivered through wearable 
technology including watches and eyewear, the possibility of large-scale 
cybercrime from identity theft is a very real possibility as the technology 
continues to proliferate.

The report parallels Trend Micro's long-term projections in the recently 
released nine-part online video drama entitled "2020: The Series", which is 
based on Project 2020, a white paper developed in collaboration with the 
International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA). The unique series 
presents a future consumed by technology and living under looming cyber 

A PDF of "Blurring Boundaries: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2014 and 
Beyond" can be downloaded at:

Watch "2020: The Series" in its entirety to learn what the future holds for 
technology at:

Supporting assets:
TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog entry:

Simply Security Blog:

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