It seems that the only thing foreseeable about cyber attacks is that they are often not foreseeable. Despite the high-tech cybersecurity measures offered today, various business and government entities are struggling to combat cyber threats, especially when advanced versions can bypass security controls.
“The threat landscape has evolved, as cyber threats have outpaced traditional signature-based security defenses, such as antivirus, and permeating around the world,” says FireEye CEO David DeWalt, “enabling cybercriminals to easily evade detection and establish connections inside the perimeter of major organizations.”
Whether classified as cyber crime, hacktivism, cyber espionage or cyber warfare, cyber attacks have increased significantly in numbers and damage with no signs of slowing down. On a global scale, cybercrime is expected to account for $575 billion worth of damage in 2016 alone.
Businesses are being forced to shift to more aggressive cybersecurity strategies as a means to avoid having all of their important information stolen and becoming a media embarrassment. Demand for cybersecurity services has increased tremendously in response to major cyber attacks and data breaches. As a result, the cybersecurity industry is showing explosive growth.