The 4 Steps Your Organization Can Take to Boost Cybersecurity

Practice basic cyber hygiene, hire independent experts to improve effectiveness, think about future trends and invest in IT security talent to stay secure.

Marcia Wade Talbert is senior editor of EdTech: Focus on K-12. She is passionate about promoting STEM career pathways for K-12 students in underrepresented communities.
Cybersecurity investments are set to soar in the next few years, and there are plenty of reasons why. As smart cities evolve and more devices get connected to the Internet of Things, the threat vectors across the country multiply.

According to IDC, worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software and services will grow to $101.6 billion in 2020, up from $73.7 billion in 2016. That’s in line with a similar forecast from Gartner, which expects spending on information security products and services to reach $86.4 billion in 2017 and $93 billion in 2018.

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