Top 12 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017
In recent years, cybersecurity has taken front stage in the news, political discussions, social media and even dinner conversations. We opened 2016 with much chatter about the Ukraine power grid, even though the hack actually took place 23 December 2015. The cyber bank heist soon followed in February 2016, as hackers stole $81 million from the Bangladesh National Bank’s account at the US Federal Reserve.
Since then, we’ve heard of the 500 million breached accounts from the Yahoo breach and most recently the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn that crippled the Internet for several hours. Researchers now say that the cost of data breaches will reach an estimated $2.1 trillion globally by 2019. With the increasing magnitude and frequency of these cyber attacks, how can we stay ahead of these threats?
No industry is immune from a cyberattack. In fact, cyber experts are predicting that we may see a rise in attacks and a spread as industries previously on the fringe now face direct hits. The question is, “What’s in store for us in 2017?”