This year’s Cybersecurity Predictions blog series examined Sure Things” (predictions that are almost guaranteed to happen) and “Long Shots” (predictions that are less likely to happen) in cybersecurity in 2017. Here’s a round-up of what cybersecurity experts from Palo Alto Networks predict for 2017. Be sure to click into each post for even more predictions.
- Ryan Olson predicts the political leaks we saw in 2016 will be the new normal.
- Zoltan Deak and Joerg Sieber predicts 2017 will be the year we get serious about IoT security.
- Michael Moshiri predicts IoT security flaws awareness will be magnified.
- Matt Mellen predicts ransomware and SaaS challenges will persist in healthcare.
- Lawrence Chin predicts financial sector attackers will exploit cracks in blockchain technology.
- Sai Balabhadrapatruni, Matt Keil and Anuj Sawani predict machine learning and artificial intelligence-driven frameworks will share cloud security.
- Peter Margaris predicts service providers will confront IoT security.
- Del Rodillas predicts a successful ransomware attack will cause critical infrastructure downtime.
- Wendy Barnes and Joe Strongone predict recruiters will start searching for cyber talent outside of the security industry.
- Rick Howard predicts automation and playbook models will take on key roles in threat intelligence sharing.
- Greg Day predicts a bumper year in the EMEA region.
- Sean Duca predicts the price of ransomware will continue to increase in Asia-Pacific.
- Mihoko Matsubara predicts Japan will confront SMB cyber resiliency.
[Palo Alto Networks Research Center]