Top Cyber Threat Predictions for 2014

On the Microsoft Security Blog, Tim Rains, the director of the Trustworthy Computing division, published the top 8 cyber threat predictions for 2014:

  1. Cybersecurity Regulatory Efforts Will Spark Greater Need for Harmonization
  2. Service-Impacting Interruptions for Online Services Will Persist
  3. We Will See an Increase in Cybercrime Activity Related to the World Cup
  4. Rise of Regional Cloud Services
  5. Dev-Ops Security Integration Fast Becoming Critical
  6. Cybercrime that Leverages Unsupported Software will Increase
  7. Increase in Social Engineering
  8. Ransomware will Impact More People

The list includes perspectives from senior cybersecurity leaders at Microsoft, so definitely worth to read them in detail.



2 thoughts on “Top Cyber Threat Predictions for 2014

  1. Lewis

    Actually #6 is the big one with XP, Office and Server 2003 going end of life. No more support = no more updates = no more security fixes = vulnerabilities that AV software can’t protect you from!

    1. Balássy György Post author

      Lewis, I absolutely agree! And besides the end of official support, there is no other reason for many companies to switch from Windows XP to 7 or 8. Windows XP is totally suitable for most tasks desktops are used these days.


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