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[Infographic] 5 Security Threats You Shouldn’t Worry About (And 5 You Should)

Coming off a massive hacking incident of Sony Pictures where unauthorized security breaches led to highly sensitive information and unreleased films being distributed online, it seems rightfully so that many other corporations are now on their guard to prevent something similar happening to them.

That, of course, is the right thing to do – but there are some security trends that WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in multi-function firewalls, believes are not worth stressing over in the next year. “As security professionals we spend a lot of our time looking for trouble and expecting the worse. And in 2014, there were lots of vulnerabilities and threats to be found such as Heartbleed, Regin and Operation Cleaver,” explained Corey Nachreiner, WatchGuard’s director of security strategy and research.

“With so much noise in the market, we wanted to help security professionals focus in on what matters the most – and what doesn’t,” he added.

Hence the Seattle-based network security product provider has shared an infographic that details five predictions about online security you need to prepare for in 2015, and five you don’t:

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Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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