Security Events & Trends in 2016

Much has been happening in the world of online security so far in 2016, from data breaches to IoT botnet armies to political espionage and the increase of backdoors.  Below are some of the top stories, events and thought-pieces on security trends and threats:

Takeaways from the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report
What you should be aware of from Verizon’s Data Breach report

The Biggest Security Threats We’ll Face in 2016
Wired’s top 5 threats list

Cyber Security Trends To Watch: 2016
The geopolitical impacts on cyber security and how businesses have been targeted

A Computer Security Start-Up Turns the Tables on Hackers
Finding hackers before an attack – new ideas in security

Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump
They not only stole research, they were also able to read emails and chats

China, US hold talks to bridge cybersecurity differences
A U.S. Congressional advisory board  reported that hacking from China has cost U.S. companies tens of billions of dollars

Cybersecurity 2016: Belgium Most Vulnerable To Hacking, Online Attacks, Report Says
Security assessment across countries

LinkedIn Lost 167 Million Account Credentials in Data Breach
Residual effects of a 2012 breach recently discovered—more data was stolen than initially thought

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