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2016 Predictions: RSA’s Amit Yoran on Security

Information security continued to hold its spot in the top tier of concerns for IT leaders in 2015. And the problem is not going away. Looking toward 2016, security ranks highest among areas where IT leaders will increase spending, according to a Computerworld survey.

After breaches at well-known organizations like Anthem, the IRS and the FBI this year, business executives and board members began paying closer attention, wondering how they could prevent the same from happening to their organizations. To this, Amit Yoran, president of RSA, says, “It’s become cliché to say that breaches are inevitable and that faster detection and more accurate incident scoping are the way forward.” In other words, IT executives and business leaders alike have become used to the idea that they will likely be attacked someway, somehow, and are refocusing their efforts on the things they can control; monitoring, detection and response tactics.

In a new blog post, Yoran outlines the trends that IT leaders need to be ready for in 2016, including new and ongoing vulnerabilities, a peek into the evolving security industry landscape and the ever-changing considerations with cloud computing. Check out the full post here.

It’s become cliché to say that breaches are inevitable and that faster detection and more accurate incident scoping are the way forward.
- Amit Yoran, RSA