The security landscape is constantly evolving and will continue to evolve in 2017. Long-standing security threats will take on new dimensions. Social engineering, for example, will become an output as well as an input. At the same time, the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to open new threat vectors.
The new year will certainly bring its share of security surprises. CIO identified four security threats that deserve particular attention as we head into 2017: the hyperconnectivity of the IoT, the role of cybercrime-as-a-service in powering global crime syndicates, the ongoing challenge of meeting regulatory and legal compliance standards and the rise of attacks aimed at brand reputation.