2016 Security Forecast: Decoding the Adversary

2016 Security Forecast: Decoding the Adversary

2016 Security Forecast: Decoding the Adversary2016 Security Forecast: Decoding the Adversary

Cyber-crimes continue to plague large enterprises, small businesses and the health-care industry in particular—and 2016 has more security challenges in store.

DDoS Attacks Expected to RiseDDoS Attacks Expected to Rise

DDoS are attackers’ favorite tool. There may be an increase in hacktivism, and threat intelligence will start playing a huge role in defending against DDoS campaigns.

Small Businesses and Institutions Will Be TargetedSmall Businesses and Institutions Will Be Targeted

Just as businesses embrace analytics, so do hackers. Now they do not just have to target large organizations because they can get equally valuable data elsewhere. That means smaller organizations will be affected.

Cyber-Crime Black Market Will ExpandCyber-Crime Black Market Will Expand

Corporate boards are starting to recognize that the cyber-crime black market is growing. As a result, there is a rise in risk management and awareness at the C level of cyber-security related risks, which will continue to grow.

Health Care Faces More ThreatsHealth Care Faces More Threats

Attacks in the health-care sector will increase because these companies have valuable information. Legacy systems and networks, reliance on service providers and emerging technology adoption will also make health care an attractive target.

Organizational Silos Will DisappearOrganizational Silos Will Disappear

Enterprises will start removing silos in order to improve security, awareness, communication and interoperation. Accountability for security will be shared.

Use of Threat Intelligence Will RiseUse of Threat Intelligence Will Rise

Businesses will become more proactive in their security defenses and use threat intelligence more. Managed security will continue to grow.

Cloud Attacks Will ExpandCloud Attacks Will Expand

Security attacks on the cloud will grow more serious and widespread in 2016, affecting large and midsize businesses. This will lead to more effective cloud controls and security to better protect critical data.

Recovery Costs Will RiseRecovery Costs Will Rise

With the rise in cloud attacks will come an increased focus on very secure cloud networking solutions.

Five Questions CEOs Should Ask About Cyber-SecurityFive Questions CEOs Should Ask About Cyber-Security

Is your board of directors fully engaged in cyber-security? When did you and your board review your last risk assessment? What makes you a target for attacks? What data is leaving your company, and is it secure? Have you provided your security organization all the tools and resources needed to help prevent a security breach?

Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel is a contributor to CIO Insight. She covers cybersecurity topics such as digital transformation, vulnerabilities, phishing, malware, and information governance.

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