The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) released its latest Threat Landscape report (ETL 2013). ENISA analyzed over 250 reports and sources for this report, which is a collection of top cyber threats that span late 2012 to late 2013. As a teaser, the executive summary lists the following as "bad" developments from a threat landscape perspective:
- Threat agents have increased sophistication of their attacks and their tools.
- It has become clear that maturity in cyber activities is not a matter of a handful of nation states. Rather, multiple nation states have now developed capabilities that can be used to infiltrate all kinds of targets both governmental and private ones in order to achieve their objectives.
- Cyber-threats go mobile: attack patterns and tools that targeted PCs a few years ago, have been migrated to the mobile ecosystem.
- Two new digital battlefields have emerged: big data and the Internet of Things (IoT).
ENISA is a center of network and information security expertise for the EU, its Member States, the private sector and Europe’s citizens. ENISA works with these groups to develop advice and recommendations on good practice in information security. It assists EU Member States in implementing relevant EU legislation and works to improve the resilience of Europe’s critical information infrastructure and networks. ENISA seeks to enhance existing expertise in EU Member States by supporting the development of cross-border communities committed to improving network and information security throughout the EU.