The rise in cybercrime exposed numerous cybersecurity weak spots across a multitude of businesses and industries. The key trends that took place in 2016 include: artificial intelligence entering the domain of cybersecurity; the dramatic growth in ransomware attacks; the increase in cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure (SCADA systems); the rise in APT attacks and cybercrime-as-a-service; and a reminder that DDoS attacks are still relevant and disruptive.

2016 was filled with cybersecurity triumphs and pitfalls. Looking ahead to 2017, here are our forecasts of the achievements and challenges to come:

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