Biggest Network Stories of 2016 that Bleed Into 2017

Five big stories in network virtualization in 2016 may grow into even bigger stories in 2017. These stories run the gamut from mergers, to the unfolding science of artificial intelligence (AI), to political events that may influence cyber security. Here are the five biggest network stories from the old year that are bleeding into the year to come: 1. Cyber Security Rises in Prominence The second half of 2016 saw some breathtaking security breaches. In September a website that publishes news and information about security got (ironically) hit with a 620 Gb/s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. The Mirai malware that hit the KrebsOnSecurity website enlisted unsecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are connected to networks and used them as “bots” to bombard a targeted site with requests. Mirai struck…


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