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IBM’s Top 12 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2016

What will 2016 hold for cybersecurity? For starters, we can expect continued developments as both the public and private sectors implement intelligence-led approaches to threats. More specifically, check out IBM’s top 12 predictions from experts in the field to help you keep abreast of developments in 2016.

12. “New data sources arising from the Internet of Things (IoT) and biometrics will lead to a renewed government interest in using big data to prevent terrorism” – Andrew Borene, federal manager, i2 Safer Planet

11. “Private organizations will increase their visibility into the dark web to become more proactive about cyberthreats than ever before.” – Bob Stasio, senior product manager for cyber threat analysis, i2 Safer Planet

10. “The international community will create safe zones in Syria to stem the mass migration to Europe, and big data analytics will play an integral role in enforcing identity resolution and border security in those safe zones.” – Todd Rosenblum, senior executive for worldwide big data, i2 Safer Planet

9. “Companies and government agencies will begin using block-chain encryption to protect against cyberthreats.” – Bob Stasio

8. “Audibility and managed access of US citizens’ personal data will be an increasingly important requirements for US national security agencies.” – Todd Rosenblum

7. “Companies will begin properly inventorying digital assets and data as part of their risk management strategies heightening understanding of threat surfaces and ways of minimizing them.” – Shahid Shah, CEO, Netspectives Communication

6. “‘Big X’ consulting firms will offer their customers cyberintelligence-as-a-service consulting options.” – Bob Stasio

5. “Vulnerability curators will become increasingly prevalent as companies learn to share breach data.” – Shahid Shah

4. “Continued cybersecurity breaches and state-sponsored cyber espionage will lead to spikes in cybersecurity spending on both workforce and software solutions.” – Andrew Borene

3. “Large financial organizations will continue divesting themselves of managed security services to create their own fusion centers.” – Bob Stasio

2. “Third-party libraries and software components will increasingly gain attention as CIOs and CISOs realize how many vulnerabilities they create” – Shahid Shah

1.”The Market for behavioral analytics and threat detection offerings will continue unabated.” – Bob Stasio

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