Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2008

Yesterday, The Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) hosted a panel of cyber security experts where they discussed emerging security threats and countermeasures that are expected to affect the digital world in the coming year. As one of the leading academic research centers focusing on information security, GTISC endeavors to create a collaborative environment for individuals, industrial, academic and government organizations to engage in real-world problem solving for effective information security and policy.

Based on GTISC research and advance interviews with the panelists, this report covers five emerging threats expected to increase and evolve in 2008:

  • Web 2.0 and client-side attacks
  • Targeted messaging attacks
  • Botnets
  • Threats targeting mobile convergence
  • Threats to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems

The report is available over here.

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