Today’s Trend: Cybersecurity: Top Cybersecurity Trends of 2016
By Ryan Kalember and Matt Pascucci, December 16, 2016
A look at the big trends in cybersecurity for 2016
Ryan Kalember and Matt Pascucci are security analysts at Ars Technica. Their focus is on providing critical analysis of new vulnerabilities and attack techniques.
Todays trend is about cybersecurity in 2016. Ryan Kalember and Matt Pascucci are discussing two important topics to give you a look into the cybersecurity world. They are talking about the biggest security threats of 2016 and the tools used to help defend against cyber attacks. They also discuss how threats have changed over time and identify what they feel will be the biggest threats in 2017.
Cybersecurity has become a hot topic as more people use technology in their daily lives. The number of devices connected to the internet has grown exponentially over the last decade, creating an environment where cyber criminals can easily find victims without ever leaving home. And while these criminals may never meet their victims face-to-face, they can do great harm by stealing information or gaining access to systems that control sensitive infrastructure like power plants or banks. Its no wonder why so many companies are now hiring experts in this area of expertise because its such
Today’s Trend: Cybersecurity
Top Cybersecurity Trends of 2016
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Thanks to a series of high-profile hacks and data breaches from 2015, cybersecurity is one of the top tech trends for 2016. A major highlight of this trend is the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), which will see millions more devices connected online—and thus also vulnerable to hackers. In addition, the continued rise of mobile computing means that mobile devices will be just as much at risk as desktops were in previous years. Finally, a shift toward cloud platforms means that companies and individuals alike need to worry about protecting their data in the cloud as well as on their own devices. Despite these challenges, there are many opportunities for companies to take advantage of these new technologies while also staying secure—and many large companies and startups alike will be looking to seize them.
We’ve all heard the statistics. As of 2015, there have been 3.5 billion breaches globally, with a 43% increase in identity theft and a $1.5 billion cost to companies on average—with the largest cyberattacks costing upwards of $200 million. So it’s no surprise that cybersecurity has become a hot topic and making headlines in 2016.
The year started off with a bang when hackers released thousands of documents containing information about CIA’s hacking and surveillance tools to Wikileaks. Then, in June, an unprecedented global ransomware attack known as Petya/NotPetya caused massive damage. And finally, Yahoo announced that more than 1 billion accounts were compromised in 2013, making it the largest data breach in history (nearly twice as large as the previous record holder).
This is only a small snapshot of what is happening online today. From hacks to malware to phishing scams, technology plays a huge role in cybersecurity—but how can we protect ourselves? Here are three of the top trends we can expect to see this year:
The latest trends in cybersecurity and how they will change in 2016. Security technologies are also changing, as new approaches to security emerge and more companies seek to manage their own security. This is a chance for cybersecurity professionals to invest in new technologies and train up, but it’s also a time of uncertainty.
Cybersecurity is becoming both more important and more complicated. The concept of a “perimeter” to protect is disappearing, as are the boundaries between what we consider work and home computing. As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, so does the number of attack vectors that hackers can use on your network. If you want to stay ahead of threats in 2016, make sure you understand these major trends:
1. IoT growth fuels cybersecurity hiring
2. Ransomware will change tactics
3. Cyber insurance will hit big
4. Cloud security moves from hype to reality
5. Mobile security goes mainstream
As technology continues to advance, companies are scrambling to keep up in the race for cybersecurity. The following is a list of cyber security trends that will likely continue to be prevalent in 2016 and beyond.
1. Personal Devices as a Threat:
As Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) becomes more popular, it also increases cyber threats from personal devices being used on corporate networks. Many companies are now adopting a Mobile Device Management (MDM) platform to increase security and control over the mobile devices that access their network.
2. Increased Malware:
Malicious software will continue to become more advanced, as hackers get better at creating undetectable malware which can trick even the most sophisticated anti-virus software. Ransomware is one example of malware that has increased in popularity over the past year. This type of malware locks down a computer until a fee is paid to unlock it – often in an untraceable form such as Bitcoin.
With the Internet of Things (IoT) growing rapidly, there is concern that these devices are not secure enough and could be used by hackers to break into larger systems and steal information or cause damage. The IoT includes objects like baby monitors, security cameras, implantable health devices, coffee pots
As cyber threats evolve and grow, so do the tools and tactics used to combat them. The cybersecurity community is constantly working to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. Here’s a look at the top eight trends that will affect cybersecurity in 2016.
1. Cybersecurity becomes a board room issue
2. Cybersecurity as a service
3. More private/public partnerships to fight cybercrime
4. Security automation becomes a necessity
5. Advanced malware
6. Increased attacks on IoT devices
7. Cloud security takes over enterprise security
8. Privacy vs security debate intensifies
We are living in the age of technology and it seems like there is no stopping it. Technology has penetrated our lives to the core, influencing almost all aspects of our daily routine. The world of cybersecurity is not an exception. This year was marked by a number of technological innovations that have been changing the cybersecurity industry at a rapid pace. So what are these emerging technologies that define the cybersecurity trends? Let us take a look at them:
1) Big Data Analytics
2) Artificial Intelligence
3) Machine Learning
4) Cloud Security
5) Advanced Encryption Standard (AES): The standard for encrypted data transmission over channels such as Wi-Fi and LTE