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.
New technologies and cyber-savvy leadership are taking the intuition and guesswork out of security.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has come out with a self-assessment tool that should give organizations a better understanding of how they are progressing with security risk management efforts.