Michael Hamelin on the IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report

Michael Hamelin discusses the findings in the IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Risk and Trends Report. Learn about the "what's old is new" trends as well as the emerging trends in reputation stealing attacks and Android malware.

Michael Hamelin (michael.hamelin@us.ibm.com), X-Force Security Architect, IBM

Photo of Michael HamelinMichael Hamelin has joined IBM as the X-Force Architect in the CTO's office of IBM Security Systems. Michael comes to IBM from Tufin, a security company specializing in firewall policy change management, auditing, analysis, and compliance, where he was the chief security architect. Michael is well known in the security industry, and has held positions at a number of firms focused on security and networking.



24 September 2013

IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Risk and Trends Report

IBM's X-Force research team has released the IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report to summarize their latest IT security findings. Michael Hamelin is a security architect on the X-Force team, and in this interview he discusses some of the highlight trends in the report. He discusses the "what's old is new" trends, the new type of "reputation stealing" attacks, and the latest technology-based attacks on mobile platforms. In the first six months of 2013, the X-Force team researched 4100 new vulnerabilities, investigated 900 million web pages, created 27 million new entries in its web filter database, and managed 180 million malware signatures. You can download the IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report for free and read all the details of their findings.

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