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8 Boldest Security Predictions For 2017

Scary, funny and maybe even a little outlandish, these industry predictions come from prognosticators who didn't mince words.
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The end of the year may mean ugly sweaters and epic office holiday parties for some. But for us here at Dark Reading, nothing signals winter solstice more certainly than an email inbox stuffed full of IT security predictions for the coming year. We're talking a denial-of-service-level flood of communiques - a near endless cavalcade of thought leaders and laggards chiming in with their thoughts on how attacks, defenses and the business of cybersecurity will shake out after the New Year.

Among the hundreds of predictions, the majority are either inane or obvious enough to get a "Well, duh" response from anyone who has been in infosec for any length of time. But every year we get a few that raise our eyebrows, elicit a chuckle or at least get us thinking speculatively about possibilities for the months to come. This year was no different, so we'll spare you all those predictions about phishing being the next big attack vector and skip straight to the good stuff.

 
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