January 2017 2
These emerging tools and services promise to make a difference in 2017.
Are they on your company's list?
s enterprises prepare for another year of fighting
against cyberattacks, their confidence in their defenses
continues to wane. In a 2016 survey, 72% of IT security
professionals attending the Black Hat conference said
it is likely that they will have to respond to a major se-
curity breach in the next 12 months (see chart, p. 6). Nearly three-
quarters said they don't believe they have enough staff or budget
to meet the threat (see chart, p. 7).
And so the search for technological solutions continues. After
spending nearly $74 billion on information security products in 2016,
analyst firm IDC estimates that businesses worldwide will spend even
more in the coming year — and a staggering $101.6 billion in 2020.
Where will those dollars go? Much of the spending will be focused
on securing new computing environments, such as cloud services
and the Internet of Things (IoT), which present the potential for new
By Jaikumar Vijayan
Five Security Technologies
to Watch in 2017
A Network Manager's Guide