As 2012 draws to an end, security solutions providers are rushing the forecast of the security threats that will have the most impact next year. The Information Security Forum (ISF), a leading organization on information risk management and cyber security, is one of them.
According to the ISF, there are five major threats that will be most prevalent in 2013: cyber security, big data, data security in the cloud, supply chain security, and consumerization.
Experts believe that, in 2013, anyone whose intellectual property can be used for profit or as a vantage point can become a target of cyber espionage. Governments should seriously start focusing on the protection of critical infrastructure, and they should even prepare for the eventuality of a full telecommunications blackout.