Cybereason Deems 2018 ‘The Year of the Defender’ in its 2018 Cybersecurity Predictions Report

Cybereason, creators of the leading cybersecurity data analytics platform including endpoint detection and response, next-generation antivirus, and active monitoring services, today issued a new report titled ‘The Year of the Defender’ detailing its five most significant cybersecurity predictions for 2018.

2017 has been a year filled with global ransomware attacks, nation-state attacks and thousands of damaging breaches sparing very few large enterprises, small businesses and consumers. So why is Cybereason cautiously optimistic about the possibility of Defenders improving their security hygiene in 2018? There are many reasons, including:

Organizations have made small, yet meaningful strides around reducing the number of days to identify and contain a breach, according to the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study. In 2017, organizations took an average of 191 days to identify a breach, down from 201 in 2016. Meanwhile, containing a data breach took 66 days, compared to 70 days.

Fileless malware attacks, particularly those attacks that leverage PowerShell and WMI are here to stay. The increase in attacks has prompted a change in detection capabilities, solutions and share of mind. Cybereason believes that there is no better time to improve the way teams handle fileless malware attacks and is optimistic that we will see this shift in 2018.

Damaging ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and NotPetya made cybersecurity a board-level priority in 2017. During earnings calls, C-suite executives from global corporations discussed how NotPetya impacted quarterly and yearly revenue. As a result, Cybereason expects that this shift in prioritization will further empower the defender in 2018.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new E.U. regulation that governs how businesses protect the data and privacy of E.U. citizens will impact all global organizations. The major fines companies will bear in case of a data breach will makes security a hot topic for board rooms, who will try to minimize the risk of a financial loss.

Cybereason’s Cybersecurity Predictions Webinar

On Tuesday, December 14, 2:00 pm ET, Cybereason’s CSO, Sam Curry, and Senior Marketing Director, Lital Asher-Dotan, will host a webinar focused on the company’s five 2018 predictions. To register, visit:

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