10 Trends Driving IT Security Spending In 2013

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9. Botnet Communications

Botnet communications are becoming more sophisticated as hackers look to disguise their botnets using unique tactics, according to Dell SonicWall.

"I recently saw people utilizing Google Docs to communicate via botnets. Other times they send a picture with information on the back end. There are lots of ways to get away with this now," Ayoub said.

For toolkit and botnet issues, solution providers need to offer strong intrusion protection solutions, Ayoub said.


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