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Security Threats Predictions for 2016

It seems like today even three years olds know what hacking means, security breach has become so commonplace. Almost every other day we are inundated with broadcast of security failures of mega corporations. In 2015 alone billions of personal records were compromised with information including email, home address, passport number and other personal details. A mounting hazard for businesses both large and small, embezzled data doesn’t craft a very nice image when it comes to security. As 2016 looms closer, it is time to reflect back at the events and gain some perspective on the future. With IoT (Internet of Things) becoming much more common, the number of connected devices is expected to rise at an exponential growth and with that will increase the number of devices which needs to be secured. Amidst all the holiday cheers, the looming security threats really paint a bleak picture. But know that even if the security threats would rise, so would the ways to counter them. And besides it is always better to be prepared than be caught off-guard. As they say there is always a silver lining, knowing the threats would help you prepare for them better. Although not conclusive, these treat predictions would give you a better idea about the growing threats for which you could prepare for. Here are some of the security threats predictions for 2016.

New Environments Brings New Threats

With so many different upgrades coming up like Windows 10 and iOS launching, it would definitely pique the interest of hackers. With users being less familiar with the operating system new environment, hackers would try to take the advantage of this vulnerability.

Mobile Threats

With the mobile becoming the norm and more and more apps coming into the market for both android and Apple, it is not difficult to imagine apps being the new playground for the nefarious hackers.

IoT platforms and wearables

With IoT becoming more commonplace, you can expect an increase in the leaking attacks and data harvesting. The wearables like smartwatches bring with them a new set of security threats as they could be used to capture audio and video illegally through remote hackings.

Virtual Environments

As more and more organizations move to virtualized environments through cloud computing, SDN or NFV, there is an increased level of threat as these environment create complex and new network layer and without proper security measures could be a festering ground for hacking.

Attacks on crucial infrastructure

As the control system of public utilities becomes more and more connected and centralized, the chances of potential attacks increases. According to a Gartner report, over 25 billion devices would be connected by 2020. With that projection, it is not difficult to imagine the amount of data floating and the security measures required to keep all those data safe. These predictions would at least help you prepare for the impending security gale. One of the best ways to keep your data safe is by housing them with a reliable colocation provider. At least that way you have one less thing to worry about. If you are on a lookout for a colocation provider, Data Facilities is a great choice. With security as prime concern, Data Facilities provide remote support services to colocation, and everything in between with a diverse range of data center solutions to help businesses maximize the use of their IT resources. Backed by years of experience, Data facilities has the services and expertise to meet all your business requirements. Data Facilities is customer-centric and we value the trust our clients place in us. We’ve decided to implement ISO 27001 into our organizational structure of our two data centers as we want to pursue this certification to provide our customers with an assurance of meeting one of the most widely accepted security management parameters in the world.

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