Top 10 Network Security Threats of 2015

Check out this cool infographic about the Top 10 Security Threats of 2015

Network Security Threats
of 2015


Number 1

IoT: Internet of Threats

As internet devices expand in staggering numbers, there will be inevitable vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit.1

Number 2

Blastware That Destroy Systems, Erase Data,
And Cover Hacker Tracks

If altered, Blastware self-destructs and wipes out all information on a hard drive. Now your data isn’t only under the threat of being stolen, but also deleted. 2



Number 3

Exploitable Major Flaws In
Widely-Used Software

Last year’s Heartbleed and Shellshock has raised the awareness for cybercriminals everywhere on old insecure code in our computer systems that can be exploited.3

Number 4

Credit Card Breaches

Chip-‘n’-PIN cards and readers are now implemented to prevent the siphoning of credit card data, however, poor implementation of this new technology was found to be exploitable.



Number 5

Mobile Malware That Attack Mobile And Other Platforms

Our overreliance on smartphones, cybercriminals can now target our mobile devices as access points to our cloud-based enterprise applications and data resources.4

Number 6

Corporations Extorted With Revenue And Data Breaches

2014 has become known as the “year of the breach”, with the Sony hack in the forefront of the issue. These incidents are predicted to continue and intensify on 2015.



Number 7

Third-Party Breaches

Vulnerable third-party companies are targeted by hackers to obtain data for attacking more important targets.7

Number 8

Healthcare Record Threats

Medical information which includes the most Personal Identifiable Information(PII), often linked to financial information, is now threatened due to its availability in digital form.



Number 9

Social Media Attacks

Attackers will target enterprise executive accounts to infected sites to perpetrate confidence schemes, distribute malware, and steal customer data.

Number 10

Decrease In Malware

The decline in malware leads to cybercriminals diverting their focus on more targeted attacks, rather than the high-volume malware that had been a trend in recent years.