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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Top 10 Security Challenges for 2013

We expect 2013 to be even more exciting based on the following Top 10 security challenges identified by AT&T Information security researchers and engineers. Let’s review this list of challenges and evaluate how to reduce risks and protect the critical information that manages our business.

Critical data includes the information needed to run network attached infrastructure as well as the intellectual property used to manage business and drive innovative solutions.

We can expect to see a higher risk of business impacting threats with the shift from computer-based attacks, generating large number of lower bandwidth events, to virtual server or cloud-based attacks, generating ultra-high bandwidth events. With these new attack vectors it becomes even more beneficial to identify and mitigate large DDoS events while traffic is in the network cloud.

The List:

1. State-sponsored espionage
2. DDoS attacks
3. Cloud migration
4. Password management
5. Sabotage
6. Botnets
7. Insider threat
8. Mobility
9. Internet
10. Privacy laws 

For more information on the AT&T 2013 Top Security Challenges visit and look for show “Top Security Challenges for 2013 – 12/20/2012” or visit us at


Posted on 03/30