What Does 2016 Hold for the Evolving Security Landscape?

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Wearable Device Risks

First enterprise data breach caused by a wearable device.

With the emergence of wearables in the enterprise, 2016 stands to be the year we see the first network intrusion caused by a wearable device like a smartwatch. As a result, it's important for IT managers to establish policies regarding the proper use of wearables as they have for other BYOD devices like smartphones and tablets.

As more wearables gain Internet access, employees with devices such as smartwatches are going to be the weakest links in the security ecosystem. New technology always puts functionality before security and simultaneously draws the attention of ambitious hackers looking to make a name for themselves in the hacking community. Thus, the target currently placed on wearables is bigger than ever.

In the cybersecurity world, 2015 was a year marked by Big Data breaches and the emergence of the privacy vs. national security debate. It's safe to say, therefore, that companies in 2016 will turn to security experts to ensure that they aren't caught off guard by the shifting threat and regulatory landscapes. As many companies consider security to be their biggest concern for 2016, it's important to be prepared and not be caught unaware.

In the following slideshow, Accellion provides an overview of the trends expected to be seen in cybersecurity and how these changes will affect C-level executives and boards of directors.


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

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