Emerging Cyber Threats Report

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 06:10 PM gHale


When it comes to security today, there is loss of privacy, abuse of trust between users and machines, attacks against the mobile ecosystem, rogue insiders, and the increasing involvement of cyberspace in nation-state conflicts.

Those are the top security concerns in the “Emerging Cyber Threats Report” issued by the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).

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The report released Wednesday at the 12th Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit (GT CSS).

In the report, Georgia Tech covers five major areas. Observations that summarize findings in:
• Technology enables surveillance, while policy lags behind
• Attackers continue to target the trust relationship between users and machines
• Mobile devices fall under increasing attack, stressing the security of the ecosystem
• Rogue insiders cause significant damage, but solutions are neither simple nor easy
• Low-intensity online nation-state conflicts become the rule, not the exception

“We must continue to invest in research and develop technology, processes and policies that help society deal with these developments,” said GTISC Director Wenke Lee. “Researchers from academia, the private sector, and government must continue to work together and share information on emerging threats, make improvements to policy, and educate users.”

The 2014 GT CSS was at the GTRI Conference Center on Wednesday.

Click here to download the 2015 Emerging Cyber Threats Report.



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