‘Malware – Future Trends’
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Malware has truly evolved during the last couple of years. Its potential for financial and network based abuse was quickly realized, and thus, tactics changed, consolidation between different parties occurred, and the malware scene became overly monetized, with its services available on demand.
What are the driving forces behind the rise of malware? Who s behind it, and what tactics do they use? How are vendors responding, and what should organizations, researchers, and end users keep in mind for the upcoming future? These and many other questions will be discussed in this article, combining security experience, business logic, a little bit of psychology, market trends, and personal chats with knowledgeable folks from the industry.
This publication is in no way intended to be a complete future prediction or a reference, as future can never by fully predicted, that s the beauty of it. Instead, its intention is to discuss the possible future trends backed up by a little speculation, and also use some of the current ones as a foundation for future developments. Malware authors, and antivirus vendors would never stop playing a cat and mouse game, that s the nature of the market, but as in any other, there are core factors affecting all the participants, and variables whose movements shape the future direction of events. In this publication, I did my best to cover the most significant ones, expressing entirely my point of view as an independent security consultant.’