Technology Becomes Pivotal Battleground in 2016 – A Guest Blogpost in Sandhill.com
The escalating terror attacks that are gripping the world will dramatically change the technology landscape in the coming year. As the threats of more deadly attacks on innocent people become more pervasive, people’s attitudes and public policies toward technology will fundamentally change.
Whether we like it or not, technology has become a tool of today’s rapidly growing terrorist groups. They recruit new members, showcase their latest atrocities and promote their causes via social media. They use encryption to hide their plans and coordinate their attacks. And they are becoming more adept at not only hacking government and corporate databases for political purposes but also getting closer to gaining access to power plants, manufacturing operations and other key components of the “grid.”
As a consequence of these intensifying threats, there will be a groundswell of demands in 2016 for new technology policies, products and best practices to counteract these risks.