Feeling insecure? So are companies everywhere. The lesson of 2013 was that there are grievous flaws in security systems once thought virtually impenetrable. Business needs better protection. The most credible providers may be smaller tech players.
Governments from the United States to China have embraced online surveillance and regulation. That won’t end in 2014: paranoia is rising, and besides, spying between countries isn’t technically illegal. Corporate spying has increased too, particularly as cloud-based services introduce new vulnerabilities. Detected attacks were up 25 per cent year on year in 2013, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate survey. Half of respondents say security spending over the next 12 months will increase.