10 Security Trends to Look for in 2016

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Threat Intelligence Budgeting

Threat intelligence line items will start to appear in budgets.

We know that breaches and other security threats go undetected for months, even years. We also know that cybersecurity efforts have been poorly budgeted historically. Expect that to change in 2016. More organizations are realizing how tough it is to defend your organization if you don't know what your specific risks are and you aren't spending the money to build defenses and strategy. According to Jason Polancich, founder and chief architect of SurfWatch Labs, we can expect to see more businesses adding threat intelligence as line items in their security budgets this coming year. And for those companies without the resources to field robust cyberdefense teams, threat intelligence will need to be more full service, less technical, higher level and, most of all, directly linked to business operations to allow a company to make use of it as an early warning system.

2014 was known as The Year of the Breach. It could be that 2015 will be known as The Year of the Really Big Breaches. Or perhaps it will be remembered as the year that mobile malware really began to make a statement or cyberespionage entered the American lexicon. If nothing else, the year that is ending was the one when everyone, from executives to the average citizen, became aware of how much damage a cyberattack can cause.

So what is on the horizon for 2016? Most experts expect to see continued growth in mobile malware and even more security breaches, especially in the health care and financial industries. The PIN and chip EMV standard is still too new and not well-enough implemented for anyone to have a good feel on what effect it will have on credit card security. We'll always have new strains of malware and innovative phishing attacks. Those are the easy predictions.

Here are 10 security trends that the experts think we should keep an eye on in 2016.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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