How to Respond to the 2018 Threat Landscape

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In the Gartner report, analyst Greg Young, explains how "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."


The report covers the following Key Impacts and Provides Recommendations for Security and Risk Management Leaders:

  • Several evolving tactics in cyberintrusion and increased evasion, combined with recurring operational challenges like staffing shortages, leave security leaders disadvantaged in ever-shifting threat landscapes.
  • This protection gap is getting wider with the monetary yields of ransomware, the spread of encryption that blinds network security and increased state-sponsored activity, which has indirect impacts on enterprise security and has disrupted the economy for vulnerability research.
  • Business trends and accelerating technology adoption have left security managers struggling to perceive how new business ventures and policies create requirements for new safeguards.

Gartner, How to Respond to the 2018 Threat Landscape, 28 November 2017

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