Monday December 19, 2016

The 5 Biggest Tech Trends Of 2016

ZDNet has put together a list of the 5 biggest tech trends of 2016. I have to agree with the choice of data breaches as the number one tech trend on the list. There were some whoppers this year (I'm looking at you Yahoo).

It's almost a cop out to declare 2016 the year of the data breach since you could say something similar each year since 2000 or so. But 2016 brought maturity to data breaches and a marketplace where attacks from years ago still deliver value for cybercriminals. Yahoo closed out the year by disclosing 1 billion accounts were breached and that incident was separate from a previous attack that compromised 500 million folks. Yahoo takes the cybersecurity whipping boy prize for 2016.