back to article If your hair isn't already gray, 2022's security threats will get it there, warn infosec duo

Those hoping for some respite from the world's ongoing woes are out of luck, apparently. FireEye and McAfee, whose business models center around charging enterprises money to protect their networks from cyber-threats, issued a joint report this week predicting next year you'll see an increase in cyber-threats, particularly …

  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    What's not to like for it is certainly may be completely different from traditional fareware

    Interesting times ahead in deed, Gareth.

    I imagine extant systems administrations are absolutely terrified of the implications and likely repercussions.

    1. Clausewitz 4.0
      Devil

      Re: What's not to like for it is certainly may be completely different from traditional fareware

      Interesting brave times ahead, indeed.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: What's not to like for it is certainly may be completely different from traditional fareware

      I'm more convinced every day that taking early retirement was the right move. It'll be somebody else's problem now.

  2. DJV Silver badge

    Yep

    My hair is already grey but I suspect it won't be that way for too long, as I'm also going bald - problem, er, solved :-/

    1. Foxglove

      Re: Yep

      Congrats DJV for using the British English spelling of grey.

      Maybe Gareth is applying for a green card and doesn't want to upset the apple cart?

    2. chivo243 Silver badge

      Re: Yep

      That hair in the photo is not grey or gray... my hair is grey! All of it!!

    3. HildyJ Silver badge
      Windows

      Re: Yep

      As a retired greybeard (actually graybeard since I'm a yank), I pity the fool who has anything to do with maintaining IT security.

  3. Potemkine! Silver badge

    The more I learn about cybersecurity, the more I wonder why there aren't more problems in the real World. I guess either cybercrooks lack time to exploit everything or many operations were not discovered yet.

    We learn NRA has been hacked. Having weapons is no use then.

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Wondering no more may be seriously worrying to more than just a chosen few

      The more I learn about cybersecurity, the more I wonder why there aren't more problems in the real World. I guess either cybercrooks lack time to exploit everything or many operations were not discovered yet. ...... Potemkine!

      Omitted from that guess, Potemkine!, is the very real likelihood you are not being told of the rapidly emerging problems for/in the real World, whatever and wherever and whenever that is ........ and you might like to enquire of whomever/whatever you may think able to supply an answer as to why that should be so/is ........ although it doesn't take one to be an Einstein to make an educated guess which would answer that question correctly without other party input/output.

      1. Potemkine! Silver badge

        Re: Wondering no more may be seriously worrying to more than just a chosen few

        IMSHO I think I am not so badly informed, thank you for trying to guess.

        Why aren't more companies "ransomwared" when so many SME have none or poor cybersecurity?

        Why aren't more infrastructure (electricity, water, and so on) paralysed, when cybersecurity in OT isn't part of the culture?

        Why aren't more local councils hacked, when they allocate so few means to their IT?

        Looking at the attack surface, reality could be (or become soon) way worse.

        1. TimMaher Silver badge
          Joke

          Lack of resources.

          There are only so many cyber crims. to go around.

          Covid and especially Brexit have made the supply chain of accredited cyber crims. particularly tight.

        2. Clausewitz 4.0
          Devil

          Re: Wondering no more may be seriously worrying to more than just a chosen few

          From the movies that I used to see in my childhood, the whole business seems more to be "hey, send those guys a message" to someone who is messing with the wrong players. At the same time, pocketing some gold.

          1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

            Re: Wondering no more may be seriously worrying to more than just a chosen few

            That has worked extremely well for a long time now, Clausewitz 4.0. It has a certain MAJIC Attraction for Rewards Employing and Enjoying a Venerable Psychotic Addiction for Diabolical Virtual Self-Actualisation ..... in Heavenly Presences.

            A Tried and Tested Methodology Proven Almighty Effective and Surprisingly Successful in ...... well, Any and All Fields where/when ProACTively Deployed ........ and there are not many Programs that can guarantee that FailSafe AIdDelivery of Future Supplies.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      re: NRA hack

      that's because they didn't come in via the front/back door.

      Now, lets say someone hacks the RAF? Where on the planet could you be and still be safe from the RAF?

      Or SpaceX? They don't need bombs to turn a Falcon 9's into the ultimate offensive weapons.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Considering the source it's all a tad self serving, no?

    So, buggy whip companies predict an uptick in horse travel?

    Colour me surprised..

    :)

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ah......leading the world....global Britain.....we can hack Belgium......

    Yup....Belgium....that well known adversary!!!!

    Enjoy: "The best-known example of this approach is when Britain's GCHQ used LinkedIn to compromise sysadmins at Belgian telco Belgacom (now known as Proximus), eventually infiltrating 5,000 staff devices and Belgacom's core network routers."

    And that was before GCHQ could track every mobile in the UK....and every medical record as well..........progress on the way to a 21st Century STASI.......

    Cheltenham leading the world in anti-democratic technology. First Belgium, then Blighty..........tomorrow the world!!!!

    1. stiine Silver badge

      Re: Ah......leading the world....global Britain.....we can hack Belgium......

      That's a step backwards. Didn't you folks used to own most of it? I remember something about the sun not setting.

  6. Paul Crawford Silver badge

    I think I have found a simple solution - don't use LinkedIn!

    Any down-side to this mitigation technique?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      You may feel lonely due to a lack of spam? :)

      Can't think of any, no.

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