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2012 annual review regarding major vulnerabilities and attacks

Date :January 16, 2013

Publication: Annual reports

This document is available in French and English on Cert-IST public website: This report sum up the major events of the last year (2012) in order to highlight the trends regarding attacks and threats.
 
In particular, it analyses the major topics that have been discussed in the security community:
  • Cloud and BIG-Data
  • Smartphones
  • Social Networks
  • Hacktivism
  • BYOD
  • Cyber-espionage and APT
  • The rise of the states
  • Cybercrime
  • Personal data theft
 
It also identifies the 3 immediate threats that we think are the most important ones for the entreprises:
  • SCADA: the threat increases significantly and rapidly,
  • APT and cyber-espionage: a risk that must be taken into account,
  • 0-day attacks: a risk bigger than expected.
 
Happy reading !