Cyber Security Priorities in 2017 for your Business

It’s time to examine cyber security priorities in 2017.

Talk of political hacking still fills news feeds as have other large scale cyber security breaches in late 2016. The cyber security industry will remain at the forefront of today’s business concerns in 2017. Organizations that have yet to prioritize cyber security will face increased challenges this year.

The infographic below highlights some predictions for cyber security in 2017. According to Watchguard’s predictions, at the top of the list is the first ever ransomworm which is a breed of ransomware designed to produce endless duplicates of itself. Also on the list is targeting clouds where attacks will come in the form of a public infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), which is predicted to be leveraged as an attack service. In addition, increased use of biometrics, such as fingerprint scanners for authentication, are expected to continue to rise in popularity as a replacement to passwords for better protection.

By knowing what’s expected to enter the market, cyber security professionals can take steps to protect their organizations. If your business has not taken the time assess and implement its cyber security priorities, the clock is ticking.

Take a look at the infographic below for additional predictions for  cyber security in 2017.

At George Mason, we prepare business executives for the changes in cyber security and the cyber threats that exist today. George Mason’s MS in Management of Secure Information Systems is a cyber security masters degree providing a path to enhance professionals in the cyber security field and put them at the forefront of addressing cyber security challenges.

Mason’s cyber security program provides students with the leadership and management expertise needed while addressing the specific technology and policy challenges of modern information systems and networks.  This cross-disciplinary program draws on the expertise of faculty members within the School of Business, Schar School of Policy and Government, and Volgenau School of Engineering.

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