5 things we learned about the state of cybersecurity from Structure Security 2016


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The future of cybersecurity is difficult to predict. Attack surfaces change all the time, and attackers are constantly coming up with new ways to steal data and disrupt systems. However, in the chaos of it all, some patterns emerge.

At the 2016 Structure Security conference, which took place from September 27-28 in San Francisco, security experts and vendors came together to discuss emerging trends and best practices. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from the event.

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1. People are the problem

The overwhelming theme of the current cybersecurity landscape is that people are, indeed, the problem. In addition to the insider security threats that employees pose at an organization, security posture can be weakened by the difficulty of finding new security employees.

The first issue isn’t new, but that doesn’t

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