4 Critical Cyber Trends for 2015

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CeBIT-2014-Cyber-Security-7357by Angela Guess

A new article out of SolPass reports, “Cybersecurity is guaranteed to make big headlines in 2015, according to one computer fraud expert. Why? Just look at 2014, says security pro Kent Schneider. Home Depot. Target. Staples. Sony. Schneider says that with so many major companies getting hacked over the past several months, it’s no wonder ‘60 Minutes’ called 2014 the ‘year of the data breach.’ Schneider, former international president and CEO of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), says that while 2014 was a landmark year for data breaches, 2015 could be even more significant. ‘Over the next year, we’ll see numerous new incidents,’ Schneider predicts, ‘but we’ll also see movement toward building a new infrastructure designed to fix the system’.”

The article goes on, “Schneider has spent most of his career focused on creating and managing military security systems. Today, he is the executive vice president and COO of SolPass LLC, a Denver-based company working to develop the next generation of identity validation and assured access control in government and private computer systems. He predicts four notable milestones will impact cybersecurity in 2015.” Schneider’s first prediction is more security breaches: “At an October cybersecurity event cohosted by the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI and the Financial Services Roundtable, officials reported that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records in the last year. But that was just the beginning, Schneider says. Joseph Demarest, Jr., assistant director of the FBI’s cyber division, made a blunt prediction to event attendees: ‘You’re going to be hacked.’ Schneider agrees: ‘It’s not a matter of whether, but when’.”

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