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Looking back on our predictions for 2016: utter nonsense or harsh reality?

Every year, around the new year, we are bombarded with lists of predictions for the coming year. In December 2015, the Trend Micro research team joined in a round of crystal ball gazing. Based on their insights in the ever-evolving cybercrime trends, they formulated some predictions about what to expect in 2016. One year later, as we are entering yet another new year and, once again, looking forward to new trends and developments in 2017, we would also like to take the time to look back and ask ourselves: were these predictions nonsense, or did 2016 prove them to be hard reality? Continue reading

2017 Predictions: A New Year’s Resolution for Security

preds-02As we close out 2016 and prepare to ring in the New Year we must take a look back at the past 11 months before we can predict what lies ahead. In the realm of cybersecurity, that means evaluating how the threat landscape has changed to accurately assess how it will continue to evolve. Continue reading

2016 Predictions: The Fine Line Between Business and Personal

TheFineLineOnline blackmail, hacktivism and mobile malware are still on the rise in 2016. These perhaps less surprising trends in Trend Micro’s report ‘The Fine Line: 2016 Security Predictions’ are clouded by one striking prediction: “due to the increasing use of smart devices in our daily activities, at least one smart device failure will have lethal consequences. Call it the first human cyber casualties or what you will, it is at the very least a prediction that we should consider for a moment. Continue reading