It’s 2018: Time to assess your cyberrisk

The newest threats you should know about, and measures worth taking to keep your business and clients safe.

What springs to mind when you hear the phrase: “The future’s already here”? It evokes thoughts of new technologies that are poised to make life easier, better, and safer — not modern cyberthreats. But so-called next-generation threats are already here, too. On February 20, within the framework of the European Summit on Information Security (TEISS 2018), we will describe in detail what next-gen threats are and how to handle them.

Our experts believe that 2018 will see cybercriminals adopt ever more original and unusual methods. Instead of head-on attacks, they will navigate their way through the information systems of subcontractors and partners, conduct cyberespionage through mobile devices, focus their attacks on UEFI and BIOS, and hack routers and modems.

A cyberincident can affect almost any company, so you need to know not only how to avoid incidents, but also how best to respond to them. After all, the potential losses depend directly on the response time and performance of the detection technologies deployed. We carried out a study of IT security risks and found that, for large businesses, the average recovery cost of an incident — if promptly detected — is $456,000. If detection takes more than a week, however, this cost more than doubles, to $1.2 million. Ergo, the faster you identify and respond to an incident, the less costly it will be.

If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can still join the online broadcast and put your questions to the speakers and panelists remotely. Sign up for the webcast below.

How can you minimize time and hence losses? What threats are worth keeping an especially close eye on in 2018, and how might they affect your business? What do cybersecurity experts need to be able to do to deal with complex threats? How can you be sure that you have access to full information about what’s happening on your network at all times, even if attacked computers are encrypted or have had their data destroyed? How can you distinguish the sporadic ‘blue screen of death’ from the start of a large-scale targeted attack? How do you build an agile cybersecurity culture? These and many other questions will be answered by our experts at TEISS 2018 in London during the Fighting Complex Threats session. The session starts at 1:35 GMT and will conclude with a panel discussion of what constitutes an acceptable level of risk in the face of next-generation threats. Taking part will be senior IT and security executives, as well as Kaspersky Lab’s General Manager, UK and Ireland, Adam Maskatiya.