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Book preview: Future Crimes by Marc Goodman

UWaterloo Computing and Financial Management (CFM) Student Blog

I’d like to share with you all a scary yet eye-opening read: the full title is Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World, written by Marc Goodman in 2015. In the first 49 pages, I learned that

  • Antivirus used to be effective but is nowadays just an illusion of security. In December 2012, researchers at Imperva (a data security research firm) collected 82 new computer viruses and ran them against the threat-detection engines of more than 40 of the world’s largest antivirus companies, including Microsoft, Symantec, McAfee and Kaspersky Lab. The initial threat-detection rate was only 5%, meaning that 95% of malware went completely undetected.
  • According to Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, most businesses have proven simply incapable of detecting when a hacker has breached their information systems. Verizon’s survey, carried out in conjunction with 3 police forces including the U.S. Secret Service, reported…

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