|By Peter Silva||
|December 6, 2013 09:00 AM EST||
This time of year the crystal balls get a viewing and many pundits put out their annual predictions for the coming year. Rather than thinking up my own, I figured I’d regurgitate what many others are expecting to happen.
Cybersecurity in 2014: A roundup of predictions: ZDNet might have picked up that I have done this for the past two years and Charles McLellan put together his own collection. This is a good place to start with lists from Symantec, Websense, FireEye, Fortinet and others. Mobile malware, zero-days, encryption, ‘Internet of Things,’ and a personal favorite, The Importance of DNS are amongst many predictions.
Eyes on the cloud: Six predictions for 2014: Kent Landry – Senior Consultant at Windstream focuses on Cloud futures in this Help Net Security piece. Hybrid cloud, mobility and that pesky Internet of Everything make the list.
5 key information security predictions for 2014: InformationWeek has Tarun Kaura, Director, Technology Sales, Symantec discuss the coming enterprise threats for 2014. Social Networking, targeted attacks, cloud and yet again, The Internet of Things finds a spot.
Top 10 Security Threat Predictions for 2014: This is essentially a slide show of Fortinet’s predictions on Channel Partners Telecom but good to review. Android malware, increased encryption, and a couple botnet predictions are included.
2014 Cyber Security Forecast: Significant healthcare trends: HealthITSecurity drops some security trends for healthcare IT security professionals in 2014. Interesting take on areas like standards, audit committees, malicious insiders and supply chain are detailed.
14 IT security predictions for 2014: RealBusiness covers 10 major security threats along with four ways in which defenses will evolve. Botnets, BYOD, infrastructure attacks and of course, the Internet of Things.
4 Predictions for 2014 Networks: From EETimes, this short list looks at the carrier network concerns. Mobile AAA, NFV, 5G and once again, the Internet of Things gets exposure.
8 cyber security predictions for 2014: InformationAge goes full cybercriminal with exploits, data destruction, weakest links along with some ‘offensive’ or retaliatory attack information.
Verizon’s 2014 tech predictions for the enterprise: Another ZDNet article covering the key trends Verizon believes will brand technology. Interest includes the customer experience, IT decentralization, cloud and machine-to-machine solutions.
Research: 41 percent increasing IT security budget in 2014: While not a list of predictions, this article covers a recent Tech Pro Research survey findings focused on IT security. The report, IT Security: Concerns, budgets, trends and plans, noted that 41 percent of survey respondents said they will increase their IT security budget next year. Probably to counter all the dire predictions.
A lot to consider as you toast the new year with the Internet of Things making many lists. The key is to examine your own business and determine your own risks for 2014 and tackle those first.