Technology Trends and Market Growth Predictions for 2017

Innovations in cybersecurity solutions will ensure businesses are equipped with the right cybersecurity capabilities to mitigate existing risks and check on complexities arising from the growing IoT ecosystem. IoT security challenge will grow as we will see more cyberattacks creating havoc by using bonnets of infected IoT devices.

Top Cybersecurity Trends

  1. Fileless Malware
  2. Drone-Jacking
  3. Increased DDoS attacks
  4. Hacking of connected cars
  5. Infected IoT devices
  6. Ransomware attacks
  7. Security Policy Management

“2017 should be an opportunity for organizations to instigate a regular program of security risk assessments to stay ahead in cybersecurity.”

Sean Duca
Vice President and Regional
Chief Security Officer
Asia Pacific
Palo Alto Networks


“Enterprises will need to shift their focus from safeguarding endpoint devices towards protecting users & information across all applications and services.”

Tarun Kaura
Solutions Product Management
APJ, Symantec


“EU GDPR demands may drive business costs higher as new data protection controls are applied and multiple stakeholders grapple with the who, when and how of data accessibility requirements.”

Surendra Singh
Country Director


“While hackers have traditionally targeted enterprises with large amounts of data and deep pockets, we will start to see attackers focusing more on smaller businesses who are potentially easier targets.”

Rakesh Kumar Singh
Tech lead – Data Center
Juniper Networks


“IoT security challenge will grow as we will see more cyberattacks creating havoc by using bonnets of infected IoT devices.”

Sanjay Katkar
Quick Heal Technologies



“The Government’s vision of digital India raises questions with regard to security and many of the threat trends we have seen in 2016 will continue as we head towards 2017.”

Sunil Sharma
VP-Sales, India & SAARC


“Continual testing based on current threat landscape will be the key to protection against new malware, complexity of new threats and increased global security concerns.”

C P Manoharan
Sr. Systems Engineer
Spirent Communications


“The need for Indian organizations to make significant investments to shore up their defenses is clear. Next year will be pivotal for cyber security in India.”

Vishak Raman
Sr. Regional Director
India and SAARC, FireEye


“Rights Management will be the fulcrum of an overall data-centric security infrastructure providing automatic protection of information as it is downloaded, discovered & shared.”

Vishal Gupta
Founder and CEO


“We will see an increased emphasis on network visibility, and by 2018, approximately 60% of enterprises implementing appropriate network visibility will experience a third fewer security failures.”

Murali Ramalingam
Country Manager
Sales, Ixia

Looking Ahead

It is being said that 2017 will be the year when the India as a nation finally embraces digitization and comes on a level playing field with the western markets. Technology convergence is expected to transform a lot of business aspects and introduction of third platforms have made CIOs the mantle holders for success in boardrooms. Government Initiatives of ‘Digital India’, ‘Make in India’ and ‘Smart Cities’ have finally gained steam and a lot of development is in the pipeline for 2017.

Enterprise level endorsement of breakthrough concepts of IoT, SMAC, AI, Automation and SDN are redefining processes across verticals. Recent surge in sophisticated cyberattacks has brought the aspect of Security Policy Management to the fore. The government’s vision of a cashless economy following demonetization and the impending GST which is aimed at simplifying trade and increasing compliance has given the IT industry the impetus to change the face of the country. 2017 is an exciting comprehension of the Indian IT and the Industry is geared up and ready to see it unfold. Innovation and collaboration will be the theme for 2017. Enterprises need to brace up for the changes on the horizon as third platform technologies take on the same importance as legacy systems taking the India Enterprise IT to the next level.

By: Chitresh Sehgal


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