Cyber security challenges: what to expect in 2017.
Security experts predict that the number of ransomware attacks will continue to increase in 2017.
Apparently innocuous smart devices will play a role in massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Business Email Compromise (BEC) are both cost-effective and relatively simple forms of corporate extortion, making them more and more attractive to cybercriminals.
But beware as these and other attacks will be subject to more stringent data review processes for enterprises as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) looms closer.
In 2017, businesses will require a mind shift to create a “culture of security” to guard themselves against attacks, moving away from the perception that cyber security is “just an IT issue” to an organisation-wide issue, where business operations, finance and audit/governance all play a crucial role in the protection of company and customer information.
2016 saw cyber security move from being an important issue to becoming a critical one. Tesco Bank, Dropbox, LinkedIn, and Verizon were just some of the high-profile security breaches this year, with the far-reaching impact of the Yahoo breach also grabbing the headlines in 2016.
Let's have a look back at the cyber security trends of the past twelve months.
With 2017 just around the corner, the National Security Alliance has come up with 5 simple steps every citizen should take in the new year to make their connected lives more secure.
See in the New Year by getting your online life into better shape by following these tried and tested tips.