Your company will be hacked. Or, your competitor will be. Sooner than later. Though small business attacks don’t grab headlines, as companies rely on emerging technologies and big data, the risk of a data breach has become tangible, and can have devastating consequences.
Cyber attacks became a reality for government, enterprises, and startups in 2015. The US Office of Personnel Management hack exposed social security numbers of nearly 18 million current and former government employees. The Trump hotel chain suffered a months-long attack that uncloaked guest credit card numbers, and crowdfunding darling Patreon lost nearly 15GB of customer names and email addresses in a massive data dump.
Here’s what we can expect in 2016, according to a number of cyber security experts.