Security 2016: What to Expect in the New Year

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Supply Chain Ecosystems

Prediction: Supply chain ecosystem becomes focal point for attacks.

CounterTack experts predict that the supply chain ecosystem in corporate America will be affected more by cyber threats and attacks than individual companies. The reason: Attackers are looking to exploit weak controls, gaps between systems where security controls or mechanisms likely don't align, and ultimately because securing transactionally based processes typically takes a backseat to booking orders. 

Tip: Security has to evolve from an afterthought to a priority — revenue doesn't funnel in to support bottom-line growth if it's intercepted by attackers or the infrastructure is not secure to get there. As the supply chain is becoming "the new perimeter," organizations should perform third-party validation on how secure supply chain vendors are, inclusive of their systems and technology. Second, after identifying blind spots and gaps, organizations must proactively monitor behavior and activity across endpoints and network traffic. 

As another year comes to an end, security experts are looking back at the trends and most notable breaches in 2015. From Anthem to the Office of Personnel Management to top security vendors falling victim to infiltration, 2015 was a banner year for malware, data breaches and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

Using what they've learned from the past year, cyber security experts are looking at what's ahead for 2016. With the ever-changing threat landscape and cyber criminals always working to stay one step ahead, it's important for organizations and consumers to take proper security measures. In this slideshow, experts from AppRiver, Cyphort and CounterTack look at what trends we can expect to see in the year ahead, as well as tips on how to prepare.


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

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