3 Important New Cyber Security Trends

3 Important New Cyber Security Trends

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3 Important New Cyber Security Trends

If 2016 was the year of cyber attacks, 2017 is the year of prevention. Twelve months ago, experts were predicting an increase in the innovation and sophistication of cyber attacks and a greater breakdown in security measures on a global scale. With the Internet of Things (IoT) making the world more connected than ever and companies continuing to back-burner security issues, forecasters pointed to a perfect storm. Organizations and individuals would be more vulnerable than ever. They were right.

But from the wreckage of hacks and privacy violations of 2016, some important lessons were learned and they will set the trend for the next wave of technology innovations. Managing Director of the Information Security Forum (ISF) Steve Durbin, a risk management expert, said, “I think we are seeing a raised level awareness about the fact that operating in cyber brings about its own peculiarities…I see an increasing maturity and development of the cyber crime gangs. They’re incredibly sophisticated and well-coordinated. We’re really moving into an area where you can’t predict how a cyber criminal is going to come after you. From an organizational standpoint, how do you defend against that? By preparing for the unknown, organizations will have the flexibility to withstand unexpected, high impact security events.”

Important Cyber Security Trends

Here are a few of the trends that will set the tone for 2017:

Personal Autonomy

Recent technology trends have revealed a shift in consumer mindset. No longer are matters of security and privacy left only in the hands of big-time service providers. In fact, the growing consensus is that they should not be there at all. Laws regarding ownership of information stored on a public cloud in most states are blurry at best, allowing for data mining and other intrusions on personal privacy. And with providers susceptible to hacks and service failures, consumers are starting to realize that the safest hands to put their personal information in are their own.

Private clouds have stepped up to bat. Severin…