Boston Global Forum report: Cybersecurity 2016

Dec 13, 2015Global Cyber Security Day

(BGF) – With the exponential growth of the information economy since the 1990s, cyber-security has become a top priority for governments and industry world-wide. The Boston Global Forum’s Report on Cyber Security 2016, released in the Global Cybersecurity Day which was held on December 12 at Harvard Faculty Club, predicts major cyber-security issues for 2016.

While cyber-security measures continue to evolve positively, cyber-threats from crime, terrorism, militarization, espionage, and censorship will continue or worsen in 2016. Conflict over cybersecurity will increase between the West, and criminals and states from which cyber-threats emanate, including terrorists, China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Argentina, and many developing countries. Increasing technical sophistication and vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, military systems, industrial control systems, the internet of things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and mobile platforms will increase opportunities for states, criminals, and thrill-seekers to discover zero-day vulnerabilities and benefit from cyber tactics. Individualized encryption and the use of crypto-currencies such as bitcoin will continue to facilitate anonymous crime and terrorism, and thereby complicate the cyber-security landscape in 2016. Secure backdoors for legitimate governance and additional regulation of crypto-currencies is necessary…

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BGF report on cybersecurity 2016