Security Predictions for 2016: January #SecChat

The New Year is finally here, bringing with it a bevy of new (and some not-so-new) cybersecurity threats. Ransomware authors are enjoying commercial success with new “as-a-service” models, while fileless malware has become stealthier to the point of near invisibility. Add in loose security standards for IoT devices, and 2016 looks like a year for the security books. So much change in the threat landscape calls for a discussion on what lies ahead, and how we can defend against attacks.

During our January 21 #SecChat, we’ll discuss key findings from the newly released McAfee Labs 2016 Threats Predictions report. This report explores emerging threats anticipated to hit businesses and consumers alike, and predicts how the security industry may react. Through this #SecChat discussion, we hope to spark an insightful conversation around what’s to come in the security world, and how organizations can safeguard against new threats. Joining in this #SecChat will be security researchers and experts from McAfee Labs who will promote an open conversation on the changing threat landscape.

Intel Security #SecChats are held in an open forum in which all are invited to join us to discuss pressing issues facing the security community. During the chat, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and contribute their own insights on the report topics. Sound appealing? Here’s how to join the conversation on January 21 at 12:00PM PST :

  • Sign into your Twitter account at
  • Search for the #SecChat hashtag to watch the real-time stream.
  • Be sure to follow @IntelSec_Biz on Twitter. We will tweet out questions to participants throughout the discussion.
  • Join the conversation! Feel free to tweet your questions, comments, and responses to discussion topics by tagging all your tweets with the #SecChat hashtag.
  • If you have any questions prior to the chat, please tweet them to @IntelSec_Biz.

Mark your calendars and join us at 12:00PM PST on Thursday, January 21st. You can RSVP for the chat here. We look forward to you joining the discussion!

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