Predictions for 2017: US president to face cybercrisis 1st 100 days in office; healthcare breaches to be as common as retail breaches, says Forrester report
Cyberthreats are expected to increase in the coming year, according to a report by Cambridge, Mass.-based research and advisory firm Forrester.
Here are five of their predictions:
1. The U.S. president will face a cybercrisis within the first 100 days in office.
2. Healthcare breaches will increase, becoming as common as retail breaches.
3. Internet of Things devices will prove controversial for cybersecurity; more than 500,000 of these devices are expected to be compromised in 2017.
4. A cyberbreach will cause a Fortune 1000 company to fail.
5. The increasing security risks will encourage the federal government to expand surveillance technology, leading to potential legal and ethical conflicts.
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