10 Security Trends to Look for in 2016

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Geopolitical Security

Geopolitics drive C-level decisions when it comes to cybersecurity.

Increasingly, the geopolitical aspect of security is becoming more relevant. Rhetoric continues to heat up and relations are cooling between the United States, China and Russia. China already allegedly demands that vendors backdoor sites and apps, and this has created a real division between companies that are willing to do this and those that are not, Joan Pepin, VP of Security and CISO with Sumo Logic stated. This is tying the hands of IT and security professionals everywhere. In 2016, these issues will continue to escalate and drive the C-suite to take even more of an interest in the organization's security strategy.

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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