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4 Trends Giving CISOs Sleepless Nights

F5 Labs' Mike Convertino writes for Dark Reading, discussing the big trends CISOs are dealing with across the industry.
November 01, 2018
1 min. read

IoT attacks, budget shortfalls, and the skills gap are among the problems keeping security pros up at night.

The world of cybersecurity gets more intriguing every year. In 2017, security professionals saw their share of attacks, but the increasing sophistication of the skirmishes is notable — with almost machine-like weaponization of code on the attackers’ side and an increasing alliance with the forces of machine learning and artificial intelligence on the defenders’ side.

As we continue through 2018, figures remain similar to last year’s. While the security industry struggles to fill more than a million jobs, attackers — including sophisticated criminal organizations and nation-states — have more than enough talent to continue their efforts.

We’re seeing changes in the nature of cyberattacks arising from the continuing “digital transformation” going on in all markets. As companies make their devices intelligent, and as more consumers welcome intelligent devices and digital assistants into their homes, attack vectors are multiplying and bad actors are finding new ways to exploit those platforms.

Click through to read some of the trends affecting security pros in 2018:

Read the full article published September 12, 2018 here: https://www.darkreading.com/risk/4-trends-giving-cisos-sleepless-nights/a/d-id/1332782 by Dark Reading.

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