NetClarity Announces Top Ten Cybercrime and Cyberwar Predictions for 2012

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Network Security Industry Veteran Predicts Threats and Risks for 2012

Gary S. Miliefsky

Gary S. Miliefsky Founder & CTO NetClarity, Inc.

"Privacy Rights and Political Issues Will Stir Up Tremendous Anti-Government Sentiment and Growing Attacks by Anonymous"

Today, NetClarity's Founder & CTO, on the heels of speaking at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and completing his research to expose and predict growing trends for this year released the following Top Ten Cybercrime and Cyberwar Predictions for 2012:

1.    Smaller to Medium Sized (SMB) Organizations will be the #1 Target for Cybercriminals. The effects on their businesses will be huge – causing numerous SMBs to go out of business, as a result.
2.    Cloud Computing and Virtual Machines (VM) will continue to be targeted by cybercriminals and cyberterrorists resulting in VM malware and Cloud ‘downtime’ and Cloud ‘data theft’.
3.    New and Innovative Attacks will continue to grow against Critical Infrastructure by Rogue and Competitive Nations.
4.    Early firewall and antivirus products for Cellular phones will continue to be developed, deployed and easily circumvented throughout the year due to social engineering weaknesses of end-users and new, easily exploitable vulnerabilities in these devices.
5.    Exponential growth of Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) will become a top priority in government and organizations of all shapes and sizes.
6.    Stuxnet was just the beginning, as anti-virus vendors begin to catchup, new, more malicious and innovative zero-day malware will arrive.
7.    Next Generation Firewalls will start to replace older deep packet inspection NAT-based firewalls, with a focus on USER and APPLICATION layer defenses. The bigger name firewalls will get phased out if they don’t innovate or acquire these novel solutions.
8.    Strategically targeted social engineering coupled with eavesdropping, keylogging and covert VPN malware will become the top means for exploiting larger targeted organization and there will be at least ½ dozen very significant breaches that make headlines, while many more actually occur.
9.    Growing Privacy Right Violations by Governments and their Contractors in the name of Cyber Defense will take place, even if SOPA and other internet censorship laws don’t pass. The Anonymous hacking group will take tremendous advantage of this situation to wreak havoc against media, business and government organizations.
10.    Next Generation Network Access Control to solve internal security, BYOD and internal risk management issues will be a requirement in most organizations this year.

"I expect to see tremendous growth in the need for ethical hackers, certified security professionals not only in government and big business but also in new managed security service providers who are leveraged by the smaller to medium sized (SMB) businesses to defend their networks and protect their most critical assets this year," said Gary S. Miliefsky, Founder and CTO of NetClarity, Inc."The good news is that the industry's reaction includes some very innovative and new proactive products and services to combat these threats, many of which will be showcased at the upcoming RSA Conference 2012, which is only weeks away."

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About NetClarity's Founder & CTO
Gary S. Miliefsky is a founding member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (, philanthropist (a founding member of the Walden Woods Project, started by musician Don Henley), and the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of NetClarity, Inc. ( Miliefsky is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the network security revolution and a frequent speaker. He has been a cover story writer for Hakin9 Magazine ( He is widely admired as the inventor of clientless network admission control or clientless NAC and has over a dozen patents published and pending.
He served as an informal advisor to President Clinton and helped the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, under the Bush Administration, which is now known as the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) and operates within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in their development of The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.
He currently serves on the National Information Security Group ( Board of Directors, as an Advisor to the Norwich University Cyber-defense Labs and is a member of an Advisory Board to MITRE. (

About NetClarity, Inc.
NetClarity is a leading provider of patented, next-generation network access control wall (NACwall) products that provide preemptive, proactive network protection using the ABCs of network security: Alert, Block and Correct. The company's line of NACwall appliances has received widespread recognition, including two Best Buy Awards and 5-Star ratings from SC Magazine and their recent 2012 first look calling these appliances “NAC juiced up!” (see While firewalls protect networks from the outside-in, over 80% of exploits happen on the inside of networks. NACwalls protect networks from the inside-out. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, NetClarity is privately held. Visit NetClarity at


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