Global cyberconflicts, more hacktivism and disruptions during the presidential campaign are some possible issues on the horizon in 2016.

As the data breach landscape continues to evolve, companies must try to stay ahead of the curve and be prepared to respond to any type of security incident. To provide a snapshot of what could take place in 2016, Experian Data Breach Resolution has released its third annual Data Breach Industry Forecast white paper.

The white paper outlines five key predictions. While some current issues remain relevant, there are a few emerging areas that organizations should watch out for to be better prepared.

“We saw different types of breaches this year, and one of the major mistakes companies often make is taking a one-size-fits-all approach. Unfortunately, the reality is that no data breach is the same, and a wide variety of unique circumstances need to be considered in a data breach response plan,” said Michael Bruemmer, vice president at Experian Data Breach Resolution. “It is challenging to keep up so we are releasing this white paper to provide organizations with insight that will help them better strategize their incident response.”

What’s to come in 2016? Here are a few of the topics the white paper addresses:

  • Consumers and businesses will be collateral damage in cyberconflicts among countries
  • Hacktivism will make a comeback
  • 2016 U.S. presidential candidates and campaigns will be attractive hacking targets

Click here to read the full press announcement.

November 30, 2015 By PRNewswire