These technologies aren’t all good either, though. Remember Uncle Ben’s famous advice to Peter Parker, “with great power, comes great responsibility.” With greater dependence on the Internet of Things and subsequent utilization of cloud-based applications, cybersecurity is necessarily on the forefront of many business’ minds (and if it’s not, it should be!).
Long gone are the days where a thief must physically pickpocket his victim. Recent years have conceded numerous, costly security breaches, and this upward trend will only worsen in 2016. The Internet of Things, for all the wonderful conveniences it confers, offers increased points of exploitation. Cloud systems containing vast quantities of, oftentimes personal, information will also be ripe for exploitation by hackers in the coming years. The financial and medical sectors may be the most targeted for the type and quality of information they harbor, but even small-to-medium sized businesses in all industries, who may be seen as low-hanging fruit, must have apt security systems in place to combat cyberterrorism. For their long-term viability, businesses will increasingly take a proactive stance on cybersecurity.
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