2016 was the year of ransomware. Or was it the year of the high-profile break in? It was also the year of the IoT DDoS attack. And even the year of high stakes, political cyber-espionage. Regardless of how you want to label it, we can all agree that 2016 set a new bar for high-profile cybercriminal activity. And now, less than halfway into 2017, we can also see that things haven’t slowed down at all.
For example, as you are all well aware, this past March the hacker group known as Shadow Brokers dumped a massive leak of stolen NSA malware and vulnerability exploits onto the public, forcing manufacturers like Microsoft and Cisco to scurry to write updates and post patches.