How To Defend Against Infrastructure Attacks

Gartner security experts offer defense strategies for four big attack threats
4. 4G LTE
The wireless explosion has brought with it more devices, and more exposures. And the transition from 3G wireless technology to the faster 4G will open the door for more vulnerabilities, Gartner's Pescatore said.

These "mixed environments" will become targets, he said. And the "over-the-air" updates used for wireless will only be as secure as the wireless environment itself.

He said botnet operators will be herding wireless bots, too. "And a solar flare can take out wireless," so there will be disaster recovery issues as well.

Gartner recommends using a virtual private network or application-level security for any sensitive applications that run on wireless devices for the next three years. "Mandate a single wireless carrier if you can," Pescatore said.

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