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10 Security Predictions For 2016

From ransomware to public policy changes to consolidation, one thing’s for sure: The security market will be anything but boring in 2016. Take a look at CRN’s security predictions for the coming year.

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9. Internet Of Things Will Continue To Be A Concern

While it isn’t a new trend, the continued rise of the Internet of Things will continue to be a growing security concern in 2016. The past year saw multiple high-profile hack examples of connected devices, including cars, children’s toys and much more. With millions more devices entering the market every year, many of which aren’t built with a security-first development mind-set, security professionals have a responsibility in 2016 to help protect their clients, said Richard Ford, principal engineering fellow and chief scientist at Forcepoint, formerly Raytheon|Websense.

"We need to make sure that we embrace these technologies, but that we embrace them safely. … I, as a security person, need to figure out how to help bring these technologies to businesses in a way that is safe but still allows them to develop," Ford said.

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