Magazine Article | November 11, 2016

Predictions: The Biggest Security Threats Of 2017

By Jay McCall

Four experts weigh in on the most significant security trends anticipated for next year and share advice on how IT solutions providers can best protect their customers.

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s hard to imagine that security threats could increase as rapidly next year as they did this year. Proofpoint released a quarterly threat summary report earlier this year stating that new ransomware threats were up 600 percent over 2015. In 2014, CryptoLocker netted cybercriminals $18 million, then $325 million in 2015, and an estimated $1 billion this year, according to the FBI.