While most IT security professionals are well aware of the nature of cyber threats, many lack the predictive insights to pre-emptively do anything about new threats. Addressing that issue usually means turning to vendors who have proven expertise in the infosec domain. Case in point is San Jose based FinalCode, a company that specializes in bringing ease of use to securing data files. FinalCode has done extensive research into the nature of cyber threats and has some relevant predictions as to what may happen in 2017.
FinalCode board member Makoto Mizuyama said “We saw a constant stream of breaches in 2016 ranging from the embarrassing, such as the exposure of email addresses, to the ominous, such as IoT-based distributed denial of service attacks, to the manipulative, such as Russian hacking during the presidential campaign. The year’s bad news was capped in December with the announcement that one billion Yahoo accounts have been compromised.”