State-sponsored attacks expected to dominate 2018 threat landscape

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With 1.9 billion records stolen in the first six months, more than in the whole of 2016, 2017 proved a bumper year for cyber crime. According to cyber security company Venafi, this trend is set to continue into 2018, with state-sponsored attacks to the fore. “In 2017, attackers working for nation-states focused on efficiency and return on investment, and they were very successful,” says Jing Xie, senior threat intelligence analyst at Venafi. “As a result, we should expect to see escalations and variations of similar attack vectors this year.” Xie also expects to see the trust models used to control…

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