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Tag: Forecasting

The New Frontier: Forecasting Cryptocurrency Fraud

Not a week goes by without a new case of cryptocurrency fraud making headlines. The most recent example concerned the BitGrail exchange, which suffered an attack that resulted in the loss of 17 million Nano Tokens ($170 million). Although BitGrail responded by announcing new security measures – highlighting the need for better security practices by […]

Known Unknowns: Key Events to Keep Your Eyes Out for in 2017

On Friday, millions will tune in to see Donald Trump inaugurated as the President of the United States. This will be just 3 weeks after the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) published a declassified version of a U.S. intelligence community assessment (ICA) on Russian operations reportedly conducted with the intention of […]

Mirai: A Turning Point For Hacktivism?

A “digital nuclear attack”. A “zombie apocalypse”. “The end of history. “ Much has been made of Mirai, the recently discovered malware that incorporates Internet of Things (IoT) devices into botnets capable of conducting the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks measured to date. Some reports have focused on the in-depth technical detail behind […]

You Should Consider Forecasts, Not Predictions

Well it’s that time of year again. Sorry, not the Lexus December to Remember Sales Event (don’t you just love those commercials), rather 2017 prediction season. Vendors and media alike take out their crystal balls and peer into the future. Given my 4+ years as a Forrester analyst, I’ve written many predictions as well. Speaking of analyst predictions, Rich Mogul, from Securosis has some of the best predictions […]

Forecasting OpOlympicHacking

We recently published a report on the eight cybersecurity considerations around Rio 2016. But what have we observed so far, and what do we expect to see in the short and medium terms? Over the past three weeks, we have detected an increase in hacktivist activity conducted as part of this operation.  These have included […]