Predictions 2017.3 – Charles Christian

December 1, 2016

If ‘data is the new oil’ then 2017 is the year people will realise cybersecurity is the new padlock and chain to protect it. Without adequate security much of the infrastructure of the digital age is at risk: the web, the Internet of Things, the Cloud, BigData, social media, communications, enterprise databases, privacy, data protection – the whole nine yards, all exposed to failure and unwelcome attention. Yes, you can insure against cyber risk but that really is closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.

Charles Christian is Editor at Large for Legal IT Insider and Editor of the Gonzo.News tech blog.