10 Security Predictions For 2017
Ransomware Continues To Rise
Ransomware came to the forefront in a big way in 2016, with high-profile attacks on hospitals, banks and other businesses. Now security experts say they expect ransomware to only to continue to rise as a threat. Erin Malone, vice president, North America channel sales at Sophos, said she expects ransomware to continue to evolve, with attackers using new, more sophisticated threat vectors to deliver ransomware beyond email, such as requiring a user to pass the ransomware off to peers to release their files.
"That’s a scary thing. The opportunity for partners I really see is to be able to offer a solution that can stop ransomware in its tracks. … It's not going away. It's going to continue to evolve," Malone said.