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FireEye warns of increasing cyber threats

Attackers are only getting smarter with time, Shepherd warned.

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During GITEX technology Week 2019, FireEye is highlighting the various ways hackers are leveraging emerging technologies to avoid detection. One of this is the risk associated with social media. With the upcoming elections across Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2019, FireEye predicts that social media will be the leading platform to produce misinformation campaigns to drive certain political narratives.

There’s also the increased use of emerging technologies to evade detection. As discussed in last year’s FireEye security predictions report, FireEye experts have seen a steady increase in cyber criminals adopting cloud-based infrastructure to carry out sophisticated attacks. Also, with the increase in the number of AI-based cyber security products deployed in or-ganisations, and security vendors innovating to bring new AI-based security products to the market, attackers will begin adapting their behaviour accordingly.

In 2019, the region can also expect to see the use of new techniques to evade AI-based solutions, including threats that blend in with normal traffic and threats that provide misleading data to challenge and disrupt machine learning models.

“Attackers are only getting smarter and stronger with time. As companies begin adopting emerging
technologies such IoT and AI, no doubt the attackers will utilise these tools as well. It’s important to partner with the right security provider who can keep you one step ahead,” said Alister Shepherd, director MEA, Mandiant,

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