This article appeared in Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, an ALM publication for privacy and security professionals, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Corporate Counsel, Internet and Tech Practitioners, In-House Counsel. Visit the website to learn more.

2018 was a trying year for the cybersecurity industry, with breaches increasing and showing no signs of slowing as we enter the New Year. This is in part, a consequence of easily accessible malware and deployment kits, and the threats aren’t going to disappear with the New Year champagne bubbles, and 2019 will bring its own threats with the propagation of new technology — 5G and IoT — and their security vulnerabilities. However, there’s also progress on the horizon, thanks to more stringent government regulation and increasing legal action.

The Barrier of Entry for Cyber Criminals Gets Lower

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