If someone asked me which Force will awaken in 2016, I would say cybersecurity. Securing infrastructure, customer interactions and protecting data are critical to preserving your reputation and your bottom line. Many cyber attacks remain undetected for up to eight months and can cost an organization an average of $11 million. Threats are further complicated by the agility of the attackers against the less agile, traditional defense systems.

According to Andrew Borene, Chief Strategist from IBM and Chair of the 2015 Cyber Security Summit, new data sources arising from the Internet of Things and biometrics will lead to a renewed Government interest in using Big Data. The solution - Borene says - comes from Cyber intelligence: fortifying cyber security requires proactive cyber intelligence that identifies threat actors, their purpose, intentions, infrastructure and weaknesses. Big consulting organizations will definitely have to offer their Customers CyberIntelligence-as-a-Service consulting options in the next future.

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