“Six Cybersecurity Trends Organizations Need to Watch for in 2018”

I’d love to say that 2018 is going to be a lighter year in terms of cyber attacks and threats, but no one can afford to be that naïve. — Stu Sjouwerman, Founder, and CEO of KnowBe4

KnowBe4, Inc., the provider of the world’s most popular security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, shares an insider’s perspective of cybersecurity trends to expect in 2018. The list of six predictions is founded on the company’s deep insight into threats that organizations experience today and should expect tomorrow.

“I’d love to say that 2018 is going to be a lighter year in terms of cyber attacks and threats, but no one can afford to be that naïve,” said Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 Founder, and CEO. “The truth of the matter is that today’s world simply lives on digital data which means there is more and more for bad guys to try to steal. From our vantage point of watching how cybercriminals work and constantly “upgrade” their attacks, we felt it was important to share what we anticipate will happen in 2018. That allows organizations to prepare themselves and train their workforce to make smarter security decisions and create a human firewall as an effective last line of defense when all security software fails.”

KnowBe4 2018 cybersecurity predictions include:

1. Exponential growth of the ransomware plague, especially the “as-a-service” strains. The massive ransomware attacks of 2017 aren’t going anywhere. Instead, they will grow exponentially and mutate to gain further traction. We’ll see a rise in ransomware attacks that also exfiltrate data, allowing cybercriminals a second way to ransom data through the threat of exposure. Additionally, ransomware-as-a service will continue to grow and will be the…

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