Cyber Security Trends Expected to Be Prevalent in 2017

Predicting the cyber security trends of 2017 is a worthwhile exercise after such a hack-heavy 2016. Many of these hacks were high-profile. As a result, they dominated the news cycle for the majority of the year.

On a smaller scale, local businesses are hurting badly from this. Less than one in three small businesses have basic security tools. Nearly a quarter of them say they’ve had a loss of data. While almost half list it as their greatest fear. This is coming from Carbonite research, and they predict these cyber-attacks can potentially grow in 2017.

Everyone seems vulnerable in this climate. People in both the public and private sector are worried about leaks, malware, phishing, and whatever else may come.

So, what can we expect to happen in 2017? How will people be protecting themselves from more sophisticated attacks? To answer these questions, here are a few trends we predict will play a big role in making people safer in the year to come.

Predicting Cyber Security Trends in 2017

After such a wild year, cyber security trends in 2017 all tend to lean toward vigilance. Education and better focus on prevention are imperative.