The IBM X-Force team monitored major data breach trends throughout 2017 and gleaned key insights to help companies avoid headline-grabbing security incidents and protect sensitive data.
Many of the security threats we noted at the start of 2017 gripped the public's attention during the past year, foreshadowing major shifts to come in 2018.
As banking and retail institutions adopt stronger security measures, cybercrime trends are shifting to maximize fraudsters' ROI.
Threat actors are learning from ransomware attacks such as WannaCry by adding a features like a worm module to their malware.
Banks and financial institutions require a dynamic strategy to identify emerging cybercrime trends and stop fraudsters in their tracks.
Major breaches were some of the top 2014 trends in the security industry, with attackers using ever-stealthier techniques to get past victims' defenses.