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Looking Forward: 2017's Top Threat Prediction


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The Center for Internet Security (CIS) posted a Twitter poll asking respondents to choose which of the four listed threat areas would be the biggest cyber threat in 2017.

The Internet of Things (IoT) took the top spot as biggest threat by a large margin. This shouldn't be a surprise given some of the prominent cyber attacks of 2016, including one which temporarily stopped some users from accessing popular websites such as Twitter, Spotify, and Amazon, were bolstered by compromised IoT devices.

Here are some quick primers on why these are threats to everyday users, and how you can work to protect yourself out there in the connected world. Read full article

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