Predicting what malware will look like five years from now requires more than a crystal ball. In order to fully understand future threats and challenges, you need a finger on the broader pulse of technological innovation. This month during #SecChat, we want to hear from you – the security professionals and experts in the field – on what you believe will be the driving factors behind the evolution of hardware and the future of malware over the next few years.
Last quarter’s McAfee Labs Threats Report pointed to a general increase in attacks, but more importantly, a shift towards more sophisticated malware targeting new industries and platforms. In particular, our team has seen a transition of threats to the hardware level, into upper memory, and towards mobile malware that builds off what hackers learned in developing PC malware. We’ve also seen fast growth in web threats.
What do you think will be the most prominent malware trends over the next few months, or few years? What is driving those trends? What kind of strategies do you think organizations need to deploy in order to keep up with these changes?
Join us next Thursday, 3/21 at 11am PT by following the #SecChat hashtag and @McAfeeBusiness Twitter feed to share your opinion and discuss how evolving malware threats will change the future of information security.
Logistics: How do I participate in #SecChat?
- Search for the #SecChat hashtag (via TweetChat, TweetDeck, or a Twitter client) and watch the real-time stream.
- @McAfeeBusiness will get the conversation rolling by posing a few questions to participants.
- Tweet your reactions, questions and @reply’s to the chat, making sure to use the #SecChat hashtag.
- #SecChat should last about an hour.