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CBC: Biggest Cybersecurity Threats in 2016

January 6, 2016

“Every minute, we are seeing about half a million attack attempts that are happening in cyber space.” says Derek Manky, Fortinet global security strategist in an recent interview for CBC.

Research company Gartner predicts there will be 6.8 billion connected devices in use in 2016, a 30 percent increase over 2015. By 2020, that number will jump to more than 20 billion connected devices, predicts Gartner. Put another way, for every human being on the planet, there will be between two and three connected devices (based on current U.N. population projections).

Read about the rise of machine-to-machine attacks, Internet of Things, new worms and viruses able to propagate from device to device, jailbreaking the cloud, the use ghostware to conceal attacks, two-faced malware, and the big problem of ‘smart’homes’ in the full article and video interviews on CBC website:
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/28/biggest-cybersecurity-threats-in-2016.html

 

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