Fortinet FortiGuard Labs 2018 Threat Landscape Predictions

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Individuals have a growing expectation for instant access to highly personalized information and services through a variety of interconnected devices. This demand is driving the digital transformation of both business and society. Keeping pace requires things like machine learning and artificial intelligence in order to accelerate the ability to see, predict, and respond to market trends.

There is also a growing criminal element looking to exploit these new technologies. The proliferation of online devices accessing personal and financial information, and the growing connection and interconnection of everything – from armies of IoT  devices and critical infrastructure in cars, homes, and offices, to the rise of smart cities – have created new disruptive opportunities for cybercriminals.

The cybercriminal marketplace is adept at adopting the latest advances in areas such as artificial intelligence to create more effective attacks. We anticipate this trend to accelerate into 2018, enabling the destructive trends mentioned below.

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