The New New Internet asked a host of cybersecurity industry expert what security issue they felt was most pressing.
Here’s what Lance Cottrell of Abraxas had to say on the matter:
“Malware is really becoming one of the biggest issues,” he said. “Especially what I describe as spear-phishing type malware attacks where this is not some virus or Trojan that is sort of generally running around on the Internet, but zero-day threats that have been typically built and then targeted at a very select, small audiences. The security systems we have in place now are almost all signature based; a really novel, new attack vector, or a new piece of software isn't going to show up, and if it is only ever delivered to a small handful of people, it won't get picked up by any of the conventional mechanisms that are used to discover these kinds of things. We are seeing a lot of issues with highly targeted, highly crafted phishing attacks.“