Episode 1: Concise InfoSec News Round-Up and Course Updates.

Episode 1: Concise InfoSec News Round-Up and Course Updates.

Henry Dalziel | Hacker Hotshots, Latest InfoSec News | December 31, 2012

Episode 1: Top Security Threats of 2013 and a warm thank you to our 2012 Hacker Hotshot speakers and community!

We are in Fukuoka, the 7th largest city in Japan and thought it fitting to start our Weekly InfoSec WebShow from this fun – but very cold city! (It started to snow just after we shot this video).

2013 has been tipped as being the year of the mobile security threat. We based our top ten advanced persistent threats from McAfee’s annual security predictions report.

It really looks like this year we will see massive developments and deployments onto mobile from the desktop. Naturally, hackers develop in tandem with technology so expect to see cybercriminals exploit mobile weaknesses – creating SMS botnets and more. Windows 8 and HTML5 are also expected to be victims of exploitations.

We will see upward growth in IT security training and certification to cater for the booming information security industry – with global spending tipped to exceed $65 billion in global sales in 2013 (source PriceWaterHouseCoopers).

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