This could be the year when blockchain hype dissipates and it becomes a major, if still early-stage, cybersecurity tool.
This year will be a critical one for cybersecurity, with both government and industry coming to grips with what’s needed to counteract the rapidly rising tide of attacks.
State governments have been under constant pressure to modernize their IT systems, improve service delivery and cut costs. Along the way, something is bound to break.
The success of the recent Mirai botnet attacks opens the door for similar DDoS threats that take advantage of unsecured Internet of Things devices.